Scotland’s Deputy First Minister John Swinney has reportedly suggested that Scotland could be in “phase 4” in controlling the COVID-19 outbreak by August.
This would mean that the virus would be under control to the extent which could allow mass gatherings, including at football stadiums.
Some supporters are sceptical about Swinney’s remarks while others are hopeful that they will be able to return to Celtic Park for the start of next season:
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— BKKBhoy (@BhoyBkk) June 24, 2020
Let’s hope so.
— emmetmcl1888⭐️ (@emmetmcl1888) June 24, 2020
— Jamesgogs (@jamesgogs5) June 24, 2020
Xmas time at the earliest.
— Godfrey Danyels (@godfreydanyels) June 24, 2020
At least until the 2nd wave
— k’achataki (@kachataki) June 24, 2020
U won’t get 60000 in Parkhead til March at very earliest
— Kevin Fraser (@KevBhoyDevil) June 24, 2020
I hope so 🙏
— Matt (@Matthew42767390) June 24, 2020
Sounds a bit far fetched but by Christmas maybe
— Robbie Paul (@Bawheidbob) June 24, 2020
Limited to something like 10000 per game
— Andy McEnaney (@AndyMcEnaney) June 24, 2020
Fans may well be in the ground, but definitely not at full capacity anytime soon.
— Brian🤯 (@BrianF1982) June 24, 2020
Making such predictions about the future, considering concerns over a second wave, is pretty much guesswork so it is probably wise not to get your hopes up regarding the chances of crowds filling the seats at Scottish grounds.
The likeliest outcome is probably a phased return, whereby a limited number of fans are allowed inside the stadium so clubs can best control the situation. It could be well into next season before we see full houses at Parkhead once again.