Tottenham chief Daniel Levy wants 50 per cent of fans back and plots test event

Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy is planning a test event at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in front of 31,000 fans in a bid to get back to some sort of normality amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Like all other teams, Spurs have not had any fans inside their brand new stadium for months and had to play their final few Premier League games last season behind closed doors.

But ahead of the new campaign some clubs are making provisions to allow some fans inside under strict social distancing guidelines.

Brighton held a successful test event at the Amex Stadium for a friendly against Chelsea last week, where fans were separated by several seats and were asked to wear masks.

Around 2,500 fans watched the game, the first ones allowed inside a Premier League stadium since early March when Leicester City beat Aston Villa.

Games were then held exclusively behind closed doors when Project Restart launched in June, right up to the end of the season.

The government has been hopeful that some fans will be able to come back into most stadiums from October 1, but as yet nothing has been finalised.

Spurs chief Levy wants to speed up the process at his club and is plotting a test event where he plans to fill the stadium to half its capacity.

According to The Guardian , he put forward the proposal at a Premier League shareholders meeting, insisting that he wanted to look into his idea.

It would make social distancing to the usual level extremely difficult, but the report claims that Levy believes that fans could still be accommodated safely.

At the very least, he wants to look into it with support from the government, and has several other ideas to make the stadium safe.

He has previously said that he wants to explore scientific and technological solutions to pave the way for supporters to return; possibly digital health passports and smartphone applications.

Other Premier League clubs have been using models of allowing around 25 per cent of fans into stadiums to start with.

Any fans allowed inside stadiums will have to agree to a new code of conduct before they are permitted access.

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