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London Stadium could be neutral venue

The London Stadium is claimed to be on a secret list of approved neutral venues that the 92 Premier League games could be completed.

Premier League games are planned to be staged behind closed doors at neutral venues if the UK Government gives football the green light to return. West Ham’s London Stadium, Arsenal’s Emirates Stadium and Manchester City’s Etihad stadium are said to be among the final venues chosen plus one as yet unnamed stadium in the midlands.

No club will be allowed to play in their own own home ground in a bid to equalise the unprecedented scenario. Clubs will meet again next Friday, 24 hrs after the next lockdown announcement to decide on a way forward. Another Premier League meeting scheduled for May 15th  has put back to 18th May giving clubs more time to assess the evolving situation.

The stadia on the Premier League approved list have been chosen for their ease of implementing of social distancing.


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About Sean Whetstone

I am Season Ticket Holder in West stand lower at the London Stadium and before that, I used to stand in the Sir Trevor Brooking Lower Row R seat 159 in the Boleyn Ground and in the Eighties I stood on the terraces of the old South Bank. I am a presenter on the West Ham Podcast called MooreThanJustaPodcast.co.uk. A Blogger on WestHamTillIdie.com a member of the West Ham Supporters Advisory Board (SAB), Founder of a Youtube channel called Mr West Ham Football at http://www.youtube.com/MrWestHamFootball, I am also the associate editor here at Claret and Hugh. Life Long singer of bubbles! Come on you Irons! Follow me at @Westhamfootball on twitter

4 comments on “London Stadium could be neutral venue

  1. So how does that work? you reported yesterday that neutral venues would not be accepted and West Ham had said they wanted their games at home. Also where is the integrity-remember that word before it evolved into money-when clubs have more home games to play than away ? integrity ??????? Seems to be turning into a we will play whatever the cost.

  2. If it turns out clubs with more home games to play than away have agreed to neutral grounds seems a bit like Turkeys voting for Xmas. The losers will have sort have asked for it. Beggars belief.

  3. The whole concept is completely barmy. Fans will turn up and or gather to watch tv games. Apparently in training all players must wear face masks!!

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