The Carabao Cup final between Tottenham and Manchester City turns 8000 fans have after it has been confirmed as a pilot event to test the return of large crowds

Part of the tickets will be given to both clubs for the game on 25 Provided April at Wembley Stadium

On 18 April 4th will be the FA Cup semi-final between Leicester City and Southampton 4000 fans have, during the final on 15 May 21000 spectators are welcomed

These games can also test a Covid Passport scheme, where passports show if a person has been vaccinated, recently had a negative test, or had natural immunity

The Games are three out of nine sports and arts events – which include the World Snooker Championship – that are used to provide “critical science and research” on how events are consistent for fans Can safely be reopened with the roadmap from the lock

Event researchers will “collect evidence associated with different attitudes and approaches to management and risk of transmission mitigation”

Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden said: “Our sports stars and great artists need us to find ways to get bums safely back on track

“This science-led pilot program will be the stepping stone to get live performance going again. We’ve supported sports and the arts with unprecedented amounts of money, but now it’s time to make this great UK summer of live events a reality be let “

It had already been confirmed that the FA Cup final and semifinals would be test events, but Sunday’s announcement confirmed the number of fans allowed and the possible use of Covid passes

The final of the Carabao Cup has been postponed from February to “have as many fans as possible present”

Mark Bullingham, Executive Director of the FA, said: “We are excited to host three testing events at Wembley and are confident we can provide a safe environment

“This is an important first step in getting the fans back with the ultimate goal of full stadiums – hopefully by the end of the men’s euro [in July] We would like to thank all the authorities for their support during this process”

Football in England has been played behind closed doors since the coronavirus pandemic began in March 2020, with the exception of a few test events before the second lockdown later this year

Tottenham Hotspur Supporters’ Trust said it was unfortunate that there was no consultation with fans before the decision was made to admit fans to the Carabao Cup final and about the lack of details related to the announcement

“Not only does this show total disregard for the fans, it also runs the risk of undermining confidence in the organization of the event,” read a statement

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