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Crowds at French stadiums from July 11

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Crowds of up to 5,000 allowed in French sport stadiums from July 11, with a review on higher numbers to follow. With the two governments working on plans for an "air bridge" between the countries for tourism purposes, it may well be that Catalans can play at home this season after all.

The prospects for a meaningful SL season look in a lot better shape than they did only a few weeks ago. Maybe even Championship and L1 too, if our government follows suit by the Autumn.     

https://twitter.com/DragonsOfficiel/status/1274266436157026304?s=20

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May prompted some SL clubs to give up home advantage and switch their home game against Cats to France to try and make some money.

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We aren't allowed to train yet, we can't even play doubles tennis, and for singles each player has to have his own balls for serving and no swapping, and the other player isn't allowed to touch the other players balls⚽

Fans are allowed in stadiums but there's no team sports at the moment. 

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30 minutes ago, barnyia said:

We aren't allowed to train yet, we can't even play doubles tennis, and for singles each player has to have his own balls for serving and no swapping, and the other player isn't allowed to touch the other players balls⚽

Fans are allowed in stadiums but there's no team sports at the moment. 

Feel free to correct my very ropey French, but doesn't the Ministry of Sport announcement say that pro team training is allowed from Monday? Should be time enough for a mid-August Superleague restart. Only issue left is quarantine laws for UK teams flying in and out   

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1 hour ago, Toby Chopra said:

Only issue left is quarantine laws for UK teams flying in and out   

Trust me - EU airbridge agreements will be finalised by a week on Monday, likely effective from July 1st.   The quarantine issue will be a problem for those from states further afield.

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If we have

4 hours ago, Toby Chopra said:

Crowds of up to 5,000 allowed in French sport stadiums from July 11, with a review on higher numbers to follow. With the two governments working on plans for an "air bridge" between the countries for tourism purposes, it may well be that Catalans can play at home this season after all.

The prospects for a meaningful SL season look in a lot better shape than they did only a few weeks ago. Maybe even Championship and L1 too, if our government follows suit by the Autumn.     

https://twitter.com/DragonsOfficiel/status/1274266436157026304?s=20

If we bring in the same rules here it’ll be business as usual for Wakefield, Huddersfield and Salford.

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11 minutes ago, Sir Kevin Sinfield said:

If we have

If we bring in the same rules here it’ll be business as usual for Wakefield, Huddersfield and Salford.

There will still likely be a capacity reduction enforced on stadiums to ensure 1m distancing, maybe 50%. That's fine for Hudds and Salford, they'll still be able to get their regular crowd in safely. But Wakey are already at capacity at 5,000ish, are they not? They might have to turn people away. 

This could be a moot point though because as others have said, it's unlikely everyone will want to attend, even if they can. 

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4 hours ago, Toby Chopra said:

There will still likely be a capacity reduction enforced on stadiums to ensure 1m distancing, maybe 50%. That's fine for Hudds and Salford, they'll still be able to get their regular crowd in safely. But Wakey are already at capacity at 5,000ish, are they not? They might have to turn people away. 

This could be a moot point though because as others have said, it's unlikely everyone will want to attend, even if they can. 

Can’t see it being as high as 50%, more likely 30%. If so having a large stadium like Wigan, Hull, Huddersfield could be advantageous, plus as you say many may not attend for various reasons, one that is sometimes overlooked is whether people will actually have the disposable income to spend, given that many have lost their jobs or are working on reduced hours. Still don’t see any prospects for games in Canada this year, neither the Ford Provincial government nor the Trudeau federal government seem too keen on sports with fans returning any time soon.

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