Prime Minister Boris Johnson is set to announce that fans will be allowed to return to outdoor events when the November lockdown ends in a boost to West Brom fans, according to the BBC.
Baggies fans are yet to watch their side play Premier League football in the flesh this season but that could change in the near future.
The BBC are reporting that a ‘maximum of 4000’ fans will be allowed to spectate outdoor sporting events when the current lockdown ends on December 2.
A maximum of 4,000 fans are to be allowed at outdoor events in the lowest-risk areas when the national lockdown in England ends on 2 December.
— BBC Sport (@BBCSport) November 23, 2020
However, this will only be the case in low-risk areas with sporting events taking place in high-risk areas remaining behind closed doors.
Details about which fans will be able to watch games are not yet known as there will be a huge demand for the limited number of tickets available for each Premier League game.
While there are still details to sort out there is no doubting that this is a huge step forward for football clubs in England.
While it will be a boost not only Baggies fans but the club itself, it is worth noting that the real winners here are the clubs facing bankruptcy in the EFL.
We will have to see what level of restriction is placed on the areas that surround The Hawthorns when the lockdown ends but things are starting to look up for Baggies fans who are yet to watch their side play in the Premier League after also missing the chance to watch Albion get promoted.
Even if Baggies fans aren’t immediately allowed back to The Hawthorns it is great to see progress being made and we can now talk about the return of fans as a matter of fact rather than in theory.