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Boris Johnson announces a 'review' of plans to reopen stadiums, putting the October 1 return of fans on the rocks... as the Premier League warn they face losing £700MILLION without crowds Boris Johnson announced the news in a conference on Covid-19 restrictions Johnson said the programme to bring fans back will not be entirely scrapped But it nevertheless comes as a huge blow to fans hopeful of an October 1 return The Premier League warn games behind closed doors cannot go on forever  

By Kishan Vaghela For Mailonline

Published: 16:27 BST, 9 September 2020 | Updated: 17:38 BST, 9 September 2020

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Boris Johnson has announced that a 'review' of plans to re-open stadiums for sport fans is set to take place in a huge blow to fans hopeful of a return to grounds next month.

The Prime Minister was speaking on Wednesday in a press conference on new Covid-19 restrictions in England following a rise in cases in the country.

And he confirmed that a review will now occur, putting the return date of October 1 for fans on hold, but Premier League chief executive Richard Masters has warned they will face a £700million loss without any crowds for the upcoming season. 

Boris Johnson has announced a 'review' of plans to re-open stadiums for sport fans in October

Boris Johnson has announced a 'review' of plans to re-open stadiums for sport fans in October

The news will come as a bitter blow to supporters who had hoped to go to games in October

The news will come as a bitter blow to supporters who had hoped to go to games in October

'At the present time we must also I am afraid revise plans to pilot larger audiences in venues later this month and review our intention to return audiences to stadiums and conference centres from October 1,' Mr Johnson said.

'But that doesn't mean we are going to scrap the programme entirely, we are just going to have to review it and abridge it and the Culture Secretary will say more about that shortly.'

Despite the latest coronavirus developments, Masters and the Premier League have said it is 'absolutely critical' fans are allowed inside stadiums as soon as possible because games behind closed doors 'cannot go on forever'.

'We have to get back to fans inside stadia as quickly as possible - that's the big thing that's missing,

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