By Adam Shergold for MailOnline
Published: 13:10 BST, 16 September 2020 | Updated: 13:19 BST, 16 September 2020
Ten football matches across England will allow 1,000 fans in this weekend - despite coronavirus lockdown measures increasing across the country.
The English Football League have announced 10 teams, including three in the second-tier Championship at Norwich, Middlesbrough and Luton, have permission to host pilot events for the return of fans.
The news comes as part of the government's plans to allow increasing numbers of spectators into the return of sports' crowds - although it appears to be at odds with the country-wide crackdown on the 'rule of six'.
Carrow Road in Norwich is one of 10 EFL venues that will host pilot events this Saturday in which a maximum of 1,000 spectators will be admitted
The latest pilot events follow a successful trial at Cambridge's Abbey Stadium last week
Three games have been picked in the Sky Bet Championship - Luton Town vs Derby County at Kenilworth Road, Norwich City vs Preston North End at Carrow Road and Middlesbrough vs Bournemouth at the Riverside Stadium.
The League One matches at Charlton, Blackpool, Shrewsbury Town and Hull City, plus the League Two games at Forest Green Rovers, Carlisle