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SUPPORTERS SET FOR MAY RETURN

22 February 2021

Play-Offs could see return of fans but League programme to be concluded behind closed doors

Supporters are set to return to sporting events from 17 May 2021 after Prime Minister Boris Johnson outlined his 'road map' for easing Covid-19 lockdown restrictions.

Fans have been unable to attend sporting events since the scrapping of the tier system in December.

Just two Town matches at Portman Road have been played in front of a crowd this season, with 2,000 supporters attending each of the Portsmouth and Burton fixtures just before Christmas.

However, the Prime Minister has now revealed plans in the House of Commons to ease restrictions in a step-by-step process across the whole country.

The plan to ease lockdown requires four tests on vaccines, infection rates and new coronavirus variants to be met.

The date of 17 May means Blues supporters will not see a game at Portman Road again in the regular season, with Paul Lambert's side concluding their League One campaign at home to Fleetwood on 8 May.

However it does mean that some of the League One Play-Off games could be played in front of a reduced capacity, with these starting on 15 May* and the final being played at Wembley on 30 May. 

Under the proposals, it would mean the final weekend of the Premier League season, set to be played on Sunday, 23 May, could potentially be played in front of a limited number of fans, calculated depending on the maximum capacity of the stadium.

*These dates are subject to change


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