Fans will be allowed in stadium to watch Brighton-Chelsea friendly

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Fans will be allowed in the Amex Stadium for Brighton’s friendly with Chelsea on Saturday as part of the government’s latest pilot scheme.

Some fans will also be able to attend a women’s friendly at Lewes on Sunday, West Ham and Arsenal’s Women’s Super League game and Non-League Finals Day.

The Harlequins-Bath Premiership rugby union match at Twickenham Stoop on 5 September will also have spectators.

Some Bob Willis Trophy and T20 Blast cricket matches will also have fans.

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The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) say capacity limits and ticketing processes will vary based on individual venues and events, with further pilots to be announced in due course.

Brighton say a total of 2,500 tickets will be made available to season-ticket holders and members for Saturday’s match.

Chief executive Paul Barber said the fixture was “the start of a progression of bringing larger crowds back to stadiums over what we hope will be a relatively short period of time, as confidence increases”.

Source: BBC

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