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The Celebration Of Englands Independence Could Result In Large Audiences At Sporting Events

The so-called “Freedom Day” in England may pave the way for large crowds at sporting events.
On Monday, the government was set to lift the Covid-19 social distancing limitations, allowing fans to throng back to key sporting events.
The Premier League and the English Football League are still debating whether to allow full stadium audiences to return for the start of the new season next month.
England v Pakistan – Second Vitality IT20 – Emerald Headingley (PA Wire) England’s five-match cricket series against India should draw large numbers, with the racing festival’s Glorious Goodwood also benefiting.
The Women’s Open at Carnoustie, as well as cricket’s new tournament The Hundred, may see increased attendance.
Nonetheless, top sporting executives will undoubtedly keep a close eye on the situation in the following days before making any decisions about audience size.
Notwithstanding the Government’s lack of plans to enforce such measures, Premier League bosses will continue to investigate the use of Covid certification for supporters to get entrance to stadiums.
“As we progress towards a Government decision on Step 4 of the roadmap and beyond,” the Premier League said on July 5, “we will continue to engage with football stakeholders and relevant public authorities to ensure that the restoration to full capacity is done in a way that keeps everyone safe.”
On Sunday, Lewis Hamilton won the British Grand Prix in front of a sell-out crowd at Silverstone, which was the largest in the UK since the pandemic began.
At a landmark moment that senior sports executives hope would not cause any negative ripples, 140,000 motor racing fans crowded into Silverstone.
At SW19, Wimbledon’s men’s and women’s championships drew sold-out crowds, while Wembley’s Euro 2020 final was marred by controversy and disorder.
The 66,000 fans who were part of a pilot experiment had to fight their way into the north London stadium against a swarm of ticketless fans.

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