English Premier League could welcome back fans into stadiums for final weekend Ben Burrows, The Independent · February 23, 2021 at 2:00 am The final weekend of the Premier League season could see as many as 10,000 spectators at stadiums under the government’s new lockdown measures. The news comes as part prime minister Boris Johnson’s latest roadmap for the easing of lockdown restrictions to limit the spread of coronavirus, which was announced in the House of Commons on Monday afternoon. English stadiums with 40,000 seat capacity will be allowed 10,000 fans and smaller ones will be allowed to be at 25 per cent capacity from 17 May at the earliest. The final weekend of the 2020/21 Premier League season is scheduled for 23 May. The announcement also leaves open the possibility of spectators returning to events over the summer, such as Euro 2020, Wimbledon, cricket internationals and county matches, depending on whether the conditions for easing restrictions have been met by 17 May.