8,000 spectators allowed for Carabao Cup final between Man City and Tottenham as test event

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Carabao Cup trophy (Photo/ EFL Communications Twitter)
Carabao Cup trophy (Photo/ EFL Communications Twitter)

Manchester [UK], April 4 (ANI): The Carabao Cup final between Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur will welcome 8,000 spectators at Wembley Stadium following the match's approval as an official test event.

"The Department of Culture, Media and Sport has given the green light for 8,000 spectators to attend as part of the UK Government's Events Research Programme. A proportion of these tickets will be made available to both finalists, which means City fans will be able to get behind their side at Wembley on April 25," Manchester City said in a statement.

"Remaining tickets will be for groups including local residents in Brent and similarly NHS staff, who will be offered tickets as a 'thank-you' for the incredible service that has been provided during the Covid-19 pandemic," it added.

The news comes in the wake of UEFA announcing on Wednesday that it has removed the 30 per cent spectator limit on games, meaning local associations can make their own call on crowd sizes for Champions League and Europa League fixtures. (ANI)