New development on club venue for Premier League games

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The Premier League has been making plans to resume in June, and the project has been tagged as Project Restart.

The Premier League had initially planned for the season to be played behind closed doors on neutral ground, with eight stadiums having been earmarked.

The eight stadiums included Arsenal’s Emirates, West Ham’s London Stadium, Brighton’s Amex and Southampton’s St Mary’s, Leicester City’s King Power Stadium, Aston Villa’s ground and Manchester’s Etihad and Old Trafford.

Some clubs had kicked against the league being played on neutral grounds, but that seems to have changed now.

The Daily Mail claim that in a meeting on Tuesday night, led by the Department of Culture, Media and Sports, the Premier League, EFL and FA were told they could hold games at their usual stadiums as scheduled, as long as they are committed to providing the stewards necessary to oversee social distancing.

Clubs had argued that they didn’t want to lose their home advantage at this crucial stage of the season.

Meanwhile, the mayor of London has revealed that the mayor of London Sadiq Kahn who is a Liverpool fan, has insisted that it’s too early for football to resume in the capital.

His spokesman told the Evening Standard: “Sadiq is extremely keen for the Premier League and professional sport in general to resume.

“However, with the country still in the grips of this crisis, and hundreds of people dying every day, he believes that it is too early to be discussing the resumption of the Premier League and top-flight sport in the capital.

“As a Liverpool fan, Sadiq of course wants the Premier League to return, but it can only happen when it is safe to do so, and it cannot place any extra burden on the NHS and emergency services.”

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