Tottenham to host Arsenal next month in front of 2,000 fans

Spectators to be allowed at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on December 6

Tottenham Hotspur's Japhet Tanganga (left) hugs teammate Alfie Whiteman at the end of the UEFA Europa League Group J match at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, London. PA Photo. Picture date: Thursday November 26, 2020. See PA story SOCCER Tottenham. Photo credit should read: Dylan Martinez/PA Wire. 

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Tottenham Hotspur announced plans for 2,000 fans to attend the north London derby against Arsenal next month.

All 32 London boroughs and the City of London are in tier two of the government's regionalised coronavirus restriction system, where up to 2,000 spectators are allowed at outdoor sports venues from December 2.

The match on December 6 will be the first to be played in front of spectators at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium since the FA Cup fifth-round tie against Norwich on March 4.

The club said they will run a ballot of season ticket holders and executive members while allocating allocate the tickets.

Spurs said their women's team's Super League match against Brighton at The Hive in Barnet would also be played in front of a "limited capacity" on the same day as the men's derby.

Tottenham said they looked forward to welcoming NHS staff and key workers to the stadium "at the appropriate time" to enjoy a match.

Their north London rivals will be the first Premier League team to play a competitive match in front of supporters since March when they host Rapid Vienna in a Europa League match on December 3.

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