Government reveal date when sports fans to be allowed back to stadiums

The government has announced that sports will be able to welcome 10,000 spectators into stadiums from May 17.

That would mean that both the Challenge Cup Final and the Grand Final will have crowds to celebrate the spectacles on show.

The Prime Minister announced the plan in the House of Commons, with grassroots sport also returning on the same day.

It’s the loss of crowds that has hit a lot of clubs the hardest, with financial incomes drastically reduced. Whilst there were some inventive ways of getting fans involved in 2020 with cardboard cut-outs etc, this news will finally give something for cash-strapped sides to look forward to.

The 2021 Super League season is scheduled to start in late March, meaning there will be just one full month – April – of games without spectators.

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