The Premier League announced Thursday that play would resume June 17 “provided that all safety requirements are in place,” ending a three-month hiatus because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Fans won’t be allowed in attendance when matches restart.

Premier League chief executive Richard Masters provided a statement about the decision:

“Today we have provisionally agreed to resume the Premier League on Wednesday 17 June. But this date cannot be confirmed until we have met all the safety requirements needed, as the health and welfare of all participants and supporters is our priority.

“Sadly, matches will have to take place without fans in stadiums, so we are pleased to have come up with a positive solution for supporters to be able to watch all the remaining 92 matches. The Premier League and our clubs are proud to have incredibly passionate and loyal supporters. It is important to ensure as many people as possible can watch the matches at home. Continue reading

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