TALKS are reportedly underway to welcome fans to next month’s Carabao Cup final at Wembley.
As many as 8,000 supporters could be allowed in for Tottenham’s clash with Manchester City on April 25.
EFL organisers are lobbying for the match to be added to Government-sanctioned test events before the planned reopening of venues in May.
Somewhere between 4,000 and 8,000 seats could be filled when a decision is made in the coming days.
However, according to the Mail, plans are afoot to give away most of the tickets to NHS staff as a thank you for their hard work over the pandemic.
It is said that local residents would also be in line to attend, perhaps putting Spurs at a slight advantage with the game played in the capital.
A small allocation for both clubs feature in the plans although it is uncertain whether City fans would be allowed to travel from Manchester.
Attendees may also have to provide proof of a recent negative coronavirus test or a vaccination to enter the ground.
A number of test events have already been announced as part of the re-opening on stadiums.
EFL chiefs stated last month that they are keen to add the final weekend of Football League matches and the Carabao Cup final to the list.
They said: “With the Carabao Cup final taking place on April 25 and the culmination of the EFL season on May 8/9, we look forward to engaging with the Government about its pilot programme.”
Attendance topping 10,000 fans or a quarter of the stadium’s capacity, whichever is lower, are set to be green-lit from May 17.
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