Richard Masters, chief executive of the Premier League, said Premier League clubs lost 700 million pounds during the Coronavirus crisis.
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Prime Minister Boris Johnson has confirmed that plans for fans to return to sports stadiums will be reviewed from October 1.
The announcement came during the prime minister’s press conference on Wednesday, in which he asserted that gatherings of more than six people would be illegal from Monday – a rule not applicable to competitive sports teams.
On Wednesday, the local council scrapped a pilot scheme to host spectators for horse racing in Doncaster this week, with plans for 6000 fans to attend Saturday’s meeting.
A limited number of spectators were allowed to watch the World Snooker Championships in August and the testing events that are still in progress, which include the West Ham match against Arsenal in the Women’s Premier League on September 12 and the Day of the FA Cup Finals and the FA Cup on September 27. It will be limited to 1000 spectators.
“We will have to review the plans and review our intention to bring the fans back to the stadiums – this does not mean that we give them up completely, we just need to review them,” the prime minister said.
Doncaster’s plans to act as a test event for the return of spectators have been postponed this week
Oliver Dowden, Minister of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sports, posted a statement on Twitter following the prime minister’s press conference, stressing that the government continues to “plan for the better.”
“After the prime minister’s announcement, we are reviewing the list of proposed sport pilots before the first of October, in light of the increasing number of cases. Details of the changes will be announced soon,” Dowden said.
“We are keeping under review more proposed easements as of October 1, but no changes announced today – and continue planning for the better.
“As I said on Sunday and the prime minister confirmed today, work continues around the clock on the Moon Shooting Project with the ambition for the masses to return to normal by Christmas.”
Premier League clubs ‘lost £ 700m during the coronavirus crisis’
Chief Executive Richard Masters said the Premier League is ready to work with the government to ensure fans can safely return to the stadiums as clubs prepare for more financial losses during the 2020/21 season, which begins on Saturday.
Clubs in First Division lost £ 700 million while on suspension due to coronavirus measures, as no fans were able to attend matches and match proceeds were eliminated.
“We are ready, willing, and able to be ambitious in our tests once we are able to open our gates,” Masters said. Sky Sports. “With the current guidelines, we’re going to fill roughly a quarter and want to act in time because fans are the main missing ingredient of the thing.
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“The lack of fans on the field has serious financial implications, not only in the English Premier League but throughout football. Every match in the Premier League contributes around £ 20 million to the local and national economy, so we want to play our role in supporting this national effort. .
“There is a perception that the Premier League could continue to suffer losses for a long period of time, but it has been extremely painful for the clubs and there are more challenges ahead.
“Last season we lost about 700 million pounds and next season, match day returns are at this figure again, so the faster we return the fans to the stadiums, the sooner we can reduce this number.”
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