Wasn't sure whether to put this here or in the Corona Virus thread, but I don't understand the new rules on fans attending sporting events. It seems as though they've picked an arbitrary number rather than base it on anything. Tier 1 - 4000 fans allowed to attend (or 50% capacity, whichever is lower). If Colchester and Manchester are both in Tier 1, Colchester would be allowed 4000 fans in their 10000 capacity stadium. Man Utd would be allowed 4000 in their 75000 (?) capacity stadium. Surely they would have been better in choosing a percentage of capacity rather than a set number. 4000 fans at Old Trafford are going to be far easier to distance than 4000 fans at Colchester.
Based on Colchesters 4K, which is 40%, you couldn’t then have 40% at OT, you couldn’t control access & travel & halftime drinks/toilets etc.
There’s no ideal factor IMO, so they’ve aired on the side of caution and will monitor how it pans out.