Aston Villa’s stadium chief has revealed that the club has ‘oven-ready plan’ to welcome the fans back to Villa Park if Govt uplifts the restrictions.
Villa supporters last visited the stadium on 16th February in a thriller 2-3 match against Spurs after which mass gatherings were banned in the country due to COVID-19.
Premier League this week is penning an open letter for government to rethink their decision to allow fans in the stadium. PL has argued that the reopening of Arts and Music venues for socially-distanced indoor events is positive but it has put stress on the fact that football should also be allowed to undertake its own similar reopening.
On this matter, Villa Park’s Director operations Ian Dimmock replied to many hate comments on his Twitter account by saying, “The amount of work that’s going into bringing fans back safely to stadiums is incredible,” Dimmock outlined. Comments like ‘we are doing nothing’ hurts. Trust me we all are pushing hard to make it work.”
“All the PL and EFL clubs are working with the Department for Digital, Culture, Media, and Sport to make this happen. We have an ‘oven-ready plan’ ready to go. We must all follow the Govt guidelines to stand any chance of this happening. Damn, I sound like a politician. I’m not.”
He also gave his opinion on the deaths happening due COVID-19, “Any death is truly sad and my heart goes out to anyone that has been affected. My plans are to make it safest it can be. Watch this space.”