Manchester United have revealed provisional plans for the return of fans to Old Trafford, starting with their Premier League game against Leeds United on Sunday, 20 December 2020, according to Sky Sports
Manchester United Hopeful That Fans Can Return for the Visit of Leeds United
Club Making Arrangements
With Greater Manchester placed in Tier 3 of the new coronavirus restrictions, sporting events in the region must be played behind closed doors.
However, according to Sky Sports, Manchester United have drawn up plans to welcome back fans. In a similar move to other Premier League clubs, United will allocate the majority of available tickets to season ticket holders, who will subsequently be entered into a random ballot.
This eventuality is being prepared for as a government review of regional restrictions in England is due before the Leeds game takes place.
If Greater Manchester was to be moved to tier 2, then up to 2,000 home supporters would be allowed into Old Trafford.
A Code of Conduct will be written, that encourages respectful behaviour and social distancing, and includes the practical rules that will be applied at Old Trafford to ensure the safest possible environment for everyone.
Regarding the prospect of fans returning to Old Trafford, Manchester United’s Chief Operating Officer Collette Roche stated: “It is important to present these conditional plans for the return of our fans to allow preparations to be made.
“We are eager to welcome them back and thank them in advance for their patience and co-operation with our new operating policies, that are in place to keep everyone safe.
“Responsible behaviour will help build trust and confidence, helping us move back to greater capacity numbers in the future once Manchester’s restrictions are reduced.
“We know we are asking a lot from our fans in terms of the adjustments to their usual matchday routines.
“In return, we are committed to making the experience as safe as possible for them and their families and have also kept ticket prices low.”
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