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Brighton will host the first match with a crowd in England in almost SIX MONTHS this weekend

BREAKING NEWS: Football with fans is back this weekend – Brighton will host Chelsea in the first match with a crowd in England in almost SIX MONTHS – but supporters face a scramble for just 2,500 tickets

  • Football fans will be permitted to attend Brighton’s friendly at home to Chelsea 
  • The Government has announced a set of pilot events for spectators in sport   
  • Arsenal v West Ham in the Women’s Super League will also allow supporters  

Brighton will host the first match with supporters in nearly six months this weekend after the Government announced plans to pilot test events in sport.

The Seagulls will welcome fans at a pre-season friendly against a Chelsea on Sunday while spectators will also be allowed to watch a Women’s Super League game between West Ham and Arsenal on September 12.

Brighton said only 2,500 tickets would be made available to season-ticket holders for the match, which is set to trigger a scrap for supporters who have been starved of the matchday experience since before the start of lockdown.  

Brighton will host the first match with fans…