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Football Grounds to Re-open from September

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First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has announced that Scottish sports fans are set to be allowed back into stadiums by September 14.

Scottish teams, which have been unable to welcome spectators since the beginning of March, are hoping to be able to bring supporters back with new social distancing measures beginning in September.

The news, which was announced on today’s coronavirus briefing, comes as a boost to Scottish football fans who were unable to witness the start of the brand-new season at the start of August.

Scottish stadiums have been empty since March. Image Credit: BBC

Sturgeon also announced that fans who attend these matches in September will have to adhere to ‘strict’ social distancing measures and new restrictions on the limit of spectators allowed.

Nicola Sturgeon said: “We hope from September 14 sports stadia will be opened, although only with a limited number of spectators, and with strict physical distancing in place,

“Some professional sports events may be arranged for spectators before then – with Scottish Government agreement – to test the safety of any new arrangements.”

Aberdeen and Celtic are amongst the teams that have seen their games postponed due to coronavirus difficulties. However fans have been assured the policies are designed to keep fans safe while watching their favourite teams.

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