As Britain looks to ease Covid-19 lockdown restrictions, the government has approved the attendance of a limited percentage of Wembley's 90,000 capacity during the Carabao Cup’s final between Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur on April 25.
A statement, which was released by both of the clubs, reads: “A limited number of fans will be permitted to attend the Carabao Cup Final at Wembley following the match’s approval as an official test event.
“The Department of Culture, Media and Sport has given the green light for 8,000 spectators to attend as part of the UK Government’s Events Research Programme. A proportion of these tickets will be made available to both finalists.
“Remaining tickets will be for groups including local residents in Brent and similarly NHS staff, who will be offered tickets as a ‘thank-you’ for the incredible service that has been provided during the Covid-19 pandemic.
“We are conscious that the final is just three weeks away. We will provide a full update on the size of the Club’s allocation and how to apply for tickets as soon as we have further updates.”
Since UEFA announced on Wednesday that it has removed the 30 percent spectator limit on games, local associations, such as the FA, can make their own call on crowd sizes for Champions League and Europa League fixtures.