Singaporean stadiums are set to open their doors this weekend, welcoming fans for the upcoming AIA Singapore Premier League (SPL) without the need for COVID-19 testing.

The league has announced that beginning with Game Week 8, up to 250 fans can enter match venues as per guidelines announced by the COVID-19 Multi-Ministry Taskforce on March 24.

This follows from the conditional fan entry that had been implemented since April 10, which marked the first time fans could watch live football matches since the final day of the 2020 season in December.

Source from SPL website

Game Week 8 shall see Hougang United FC playing Lion City Sailors FC and Tanjong Pagar United FC host Tampines Rovers FC on Saturday, April 24. The remaining matches will be played on the next day between Balestier Khalsa FC and Albirex Niigata FC (S), as the Young Lions play Geylang International FC.

Source: Facebook AIA Singapore Premier League

With fans encouraged to arrive early to avoid crowding, match tickets booths will be opened two hours prior to kick-off. Tickets are priced at S$8.00 for adults and S$5.00 for concession, with access into the venues being opened 60 minutes prior to the starting whistle.

Apart from a physical ticket, a wrist tag will be issued per ticket holder at the point of entry to the match as an entry requirement. 

Safe-distancing protocols and usual security protocols shall take effect where fans will be subjected to checks. In addition, fans must adhere to the guidelines set out in the advisory by Sport Singapore on Safe Resumption of Sport & Physical Exercise For Phase Three.

Even so, fans can still be able to watch every match live on broadcast at Singtel TV, StarHub TV and live streaming online via the SPL Facebook page and YouTube channel, as well as the Facebook page of 1 Play Sports.

Source: Facebook AIA Singapore Premier League

This article was first published on April 24, 2021 in our Weekly E-Paper issue 138

THE BRUNEIAN | KUALA LUMPUR

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