WSL fixture and Brighton friendly among test events for return of fans

A Women’s Super League fixture between West Ham and Arsenal plus a men’s football friendly at Brighton are among a list of sporting events which will be welcome a limited number of spectators.

The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) confirmed a raft of new events where spectators would be admitted on a socially-distanced basis, following the ban on mass gatherings introduced in March due to the coronavirus outbreak.

The events, which cover football, rugby union, horse racing, cricket, basketball and speedway, will take place over the course of the remainder of this month and September.