Arsenal is set to open the Emirates and allow a small number of fans to enjoy the live screening of the away game against Manchester City. The match is scheduled to take place on October 17 at Etihad Stadium.
Arsenal to allow 368 fans to witness the live screening at Emirates
The football matches will see no fans in anytime soon amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Though there had been talks of the fans returning to the ground from October 1. But the plans were scrapped off after the COVID cases started to go up in the United Kingdom.
As many as 200,000 fans signed a petition urging to allow them to return to the ground to witness the live matches.
EFL had also urged the member clubs to find a way to let the supporters attend the match. The request was made as the tickets are the main source of the generation of the revenue.
Arsenal have decided to allow the members to witness the live screening of the away clash against Manchester City. The Gunners have announced that 368 people would be permitted to enter the Emirates.
The packages are rated as ‘The Invincibles Package’ at £49 per person and it goes up to ‘The Marble Package’, which includes a booth for six people and a private host at £1,074.
The cheapest deal will include pizza, two beers plus a photo opportunity with the Community Shield, that Arsenal have recently won.
However, keeping the circumstances of the COVID-19 pandemic in mind, certain rules and guidelines have been set up.
The fans in the attendance of the match must undergo temperature checks, track and trace details, and they must wear masks until they are seated.
They have also been informed that singing, shouting or loud cheering are not allowed. Hugging or high-fiving fans outside of their party are also strictly prohibited.
The Premier League, The EFL, The FA, Women’s Super League and Women’s Championship all have written an open letter to the Government regarding this issue.
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