Premier League due to resume on Wednesday 17th June
By Ric Turner, Fri 29 May 2020 13:07
Restart will begin with City v Arsenal at The Etihad
The Premier League is due to restart on Wednesday 17th June, after shareholders agreed to the provisional date at a meeting on Thursday.
The restart will begin with Arsenal's visit to The Etihad, and Aston Villa v Sheffield United. All 92 remaining games will be shown live on television, and will take place behind closed doors as a result of the Coronavirus pandemic. The majority of games will be shown on Sky and BT Sport, but Amazon and the BBC will also screen some fixtures.
Premier League Chief Executive Richard Masters said: “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.
“We will continue to work step-by-step and in consultation with all our stakeholders as we move towards resuming the 2019/20 season.”