One of the big plans behind getting the 2019-20 Premier League season going again is playing the 92 games across neutral stadiums.
Some teams have raised concerns with that plan but reports are emerging that certain factors are being considered when it comes to picking up to 10 stadiums.
Our partners at Sky Sports in the UK say that the English Football Association’s St George’s Park base is not being considered for PL games, while factors such as small corridors in stadium, having all of the modern updates, likelihood of fans congregating outside, infection rates in the surrounding areas and similar travel times for both teams are being considered.
The UK government has currently set lockdown measures until May 7 and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will now give his next update on Sunday, May 10.
The next Premier League club meeting will be on Monday, May 11 to move ‘project restart’ to the next phase, and possibly vote on resuming the season. All 20 Premier League clubs have so far agreed that they want to finish the current season but only when things improve and it is safe to play again.
Below is a look at the neutral stadiums which could meet the criteria and host the 92 matches which will complete the 2019-20 season. One thing to remember here: the 72 professional teams in the English Football League may not need their stadiums as they may not be able to finish their seasons, so maybe some of those could be used to help the Premier League finish its campaign. Keep that in mind.