Sergei Pryadkin: RPL may consider holding matches with spectators

President of the Russian Premier League Sergei Pryadkin said that RPL will be ready to consider holding the remaining matches of the season with spectators if the epidemiological situation in the country allows it after restart. This will require permission from the authorities. “Yesterday we completed an important stage of preparation for the resumption of the season, returned all foreigners to Russia,” Pryadkin told TASS. – We continue to work in close contact with executive authorities and are closely monitoring the epidemiological situation. The latest data on the positive dynamics of people's recovery and the lifting of restrictions in the regions, including Moscow, are encouraging. So far, we assume that the restart of the season will take place without spectators. This is very frustrating, everyone understands that football without fans in the stands is a completely different sight, a different energy. Economically, this is also a big blow to the clubs, because you have to forget about the income on the day of the match. But first of all, we should think about people's health. We do not lose hope, everyone is interested in that the fans return to the stadiums as soon as possible. If the situation allows, it will be possible to consider this option too. All this can be possible only with the permission of the authorities and the strictest possible compliance with all sanitary standards. ”Recall that today the owner of Spartak Leonid Fedun and CSKA president Yevgeny Giner announced their desire to get permission from the authorities to hold matches of the Russian championship with spectators as soon as possible. The restart of the season in the RPL is scheduled for June 21.

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