England: 341 games in five “regional hubs”?
source: StadiumDB.com; author: michał
In case not all stadiums are available to host games of Championship, League One and League Two, the EFL is considering using stadium clusters to hold the 341 remaining league games of 2019/20.
As revealed by football clubs England-wide, English Football League has sent letters to all members, asking them to prepare operational plans for their stadium to hold multiple games, should such need arise.
While the preferred scenario is still hosting each remaining league game of 2019/20 at the stadium it was designated to be held, this plan would see “regional hubs” created for multiple games within a smaller, safe radius.
The proposal would see such clusters created for the North West, North East, Midlands, South West and London approved. It is not known, if the plan goes ahead, whether the venues chosen would host games by division or have matches from across all three tiers of the EFL.
There are still 341 matches to be held between the 72 EFL clubs, still on hold. The plan of regional hubs – not unlike the FA's offer to use Wembley for Premier League games – would be among the options for when the government allows football to return. Games would, of course, be held behind closed doors.