There will be an audience at Saturday's friendly Brighton-Chelsea

The Amex Stadium will host 2,500 spectators in the first test for the return of the public in England. There will be temperature controls and mandatory masks at the entrances.


Brighton will face Chelsea this Saturday in a preseason game that will also be a first test to manage the return of spectators to the stadiums in England. 182 days after the league match against Crystal Palace, Amex Stadium will once again see its crowded stands, albeit in a very reduced form. Specifically 2,500 people will be the ones to return to the Las Gaviotas stadium six months later.

Paul Barber, Brighton's CEO, has announced that his stadium will reopen its doors to fans with the following statements: "This is a great opportunity to show the government and the public that we can organize an event safely. It is the first step back to normality. We want to strike that balance between adhering to the rules, such as social distancing, and making it an enjoyable football experience. It's about building the trust of fans. There will be few people on Saturday, but it's a step psychological important and hopefully it will be a success and other clubs will be able to take over ".

Precisely to build that confidence, the club on the south coast of England will launch a special package of measures to make Saturday's test pass successfully. First of all, there will be temperature controls at the entrances, in which masks will be mandatory. They will not be in the stands, since the club guarantees that the social distance between seats will be ensured. Additionally, there will be sanitizer gel dispensers throughout the stadium and cash payment will not be accepted.

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