Football fans will be able to return to stadiums from next month as restrictions on coronavirus lockdown continue to be relaxed.
The relaxation of the rules allowed some fans to see the final stages of the World Snooker Championship in Sheffield this weekend.
There are also a number of pilot events taking place in the coming weeks, including rugby matches and races at Goodwood.
Capacity will be limited and participants will be prohibited from singing or shouting to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
The Premier League restarts on September 12 with testing slated for later in the month ahead of a more widespread rollout in October.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson has canceled planned pilot events with some fans in attendance for the first two weeks of August amid fears over the rate of coronavirus infection.
But the government has now sanctioned the public attending a small number of sporting events, with a view to reopening competition venues for sports fans, with social distancing measures in place, from October 1.
Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden said: “The nation’s hard work to keep the virus under control means that we can now make further, cautious progress in recovery by allowing audiences to return for indoor performances. , to return to fans at sporting events and to reopen more Covid-19 secure leisure activities. companies.
“We all need to continue to be vigilant, but today’s good news means these organizations can finally get started safely and we can enjoy more of the things we love as a nation.
“I have no doubts that they will work incredibly hard to keep their fans, customers and clients safe.”
So here at talkSPORT.com, we have classified the Premier League stadiums according to their capacity.
Premier League stadiums sorted by capacity
- Old Trafford – Manchester United (74994)
- Stade de Tottenham Hotspur – Tottenham (62303)
- Emirates – Arsenal (60,704)
- London Stadium – West Ham (60,000)
- Stade Etihad – Man City (55097)
- Anfield – Liverpool (54074)
- Parc St James – Newcastle (52354)
- Villa Park – Aston Villa (42682)
- Pont Stamford – Chelsea (41631)
- Goodison Park – Everton (39572)
- Chemin Elland – Leeds (37890)
- Bramall Lane – Sheffield United (32 702)
- Stade St Mary – Southampton (32505)
- Stade King Power – Leicester (32312)
- Molineux – Wolves (32050)
- Amex Stadium – Brighton (30750)
- Les Aubépines – West Brom (27,002)
- Selhurst Park – Crystal Palace (26125)
- Cottage Craven – Fulham (25700)
- Turf Moor – Burnley (21401)
Manchester United’s Old Trafford continues to be the largest club stadium in the country and there is always talk of increasing that number.
Tottenham recently jumped to second, ahead of north London rivals Arsenal when their new stadium was completed.
Newly promoted Leeds have Premier League-worthy ground at Elland Road, with a capacity of almost 38,000.
Fulham rose to number one in this year’s playoffs and their capacity is expected to rise to nearly 30,000.
Owner Shahid Khan is expanding Riverside Stand in an £ 80million development that will bring the total number of fans the floor can hold from 25,700 to 29,600.
There is no specific timeline as to when we are likely to see the stadiums return to full capacity and much will depend on the success of the test events.