The rest of this season is going to play out (hopefully) behind closed doors, with Leeds United set to play their remaining nine fixtures at home and away stadiums but without fans.
Next season is still very uncertain.
However, a report in the Sun has said that fans could face ballots to see who gets a ‘golden ticket’ to watch their side in the top-flight.
That came after the Premier League’s chief medical officer Mark Gillett said that capacity crowds would be highly unlikely for any of the 20/21 fixtures.
The Sun described that as a ‘bombshell’ to clubs who were hoping next season would mark a return to normal.
It was said that clubs could welcome fans back in ‘vastly-reduced’ numbers for the second half of the campaign.
The Sun claims that season-ticket holders could face a random ballot to decide who gets to see specific games.
So, good news and bad news for Leeds fans.
Getting any fans back n the stadium would be a big boost. However, Leeds had 23,000 season ticket holders for this season and the vast majority of people have now renewed.
One thing it does suggest – apart from some season-ticket holders missing out on games – is that it will be next-to-impossible to get a ticket to see Leeds at Elland Road in the Premier League next season – if they go on to secure promotion of course.
The news must leave Andrea Radrizzani tearing his hair out, knowing that Elland Road would sell out every match in the top flight and then some.
The only hope is a game-changing vaccine but there’s no word on how much closer this is.
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