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Survey: three quarters of fans will be straight back into grounds in August

Three-quarters (74.8%) of fans intend to return to stadiums from the first fixture in August, with two-thirds of supporters (65.2%) describing themselves as ‘excited’ and four in ten (41.7%) ‘optimistic’ about a return to grounds next season according to the results of an FSA survey.

Fan-led Review: Read the FSA’s evidence here

Last month the Football Supporters’ Association met with Tracey Crouch and the panel conducting the Fan-led Review of Football Governance to make comprehensive proposals for the future of football.

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What is the FSA?

The FSA is the democratic, representative body for supporters in England and Wales. We are the leading advocates for supporter ownership, better fan engagement, cheaper ticket prices, the choice to stand at the match, protecting fan rights, good governance, diversity, and all types of fan empowerment.


The Annual Review is packed with articles and information looking back at our work throughout 2019-20. It includes chapters on the progress of our governance work and the launch of the Sustain The Game! campaign. There are also sections looking at our ongoing casework, community-owned clubs and the Fans for Diversity campaign.

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  • FSA chair @MalcolmJClarke hands over the Brian Lomax Trophy - which promotes and celebrates supporter ownership - to @FCUnitedMcr following a 3-1 win over @ETFCOfficial 👏👏👏 05:32 PM Jul 24th
  • How are fans feeling about returning to grounds next season? The majority (65%) say they are 'excited', and four in ten (41.7%) are 'optimistic'. Almost a quarter (23.3%), however, feel ‘apprehensive’ about returning. Our survey results: 12:15 PM Jul 23rd
  • Just over one in five (22%) fans say they won't return to games straightaway this season - half of those delaying their return are waiting to see things being managed safely before they return - our survey results: 11:55 AM Jul 23rd
  • Three quarters of fans say they will be heading back to grounds in a few weeks, but not everyone is rushing back. At least 1 in 20 say they will be waiting at least six months, and possibly longer - the results of our survey 11:45 AM Jul 23rd

Funding partners

  • The Football Association
  • Premier Leage Fans Fund


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  • Co-operatives UK
  • FSE
  • Kick It Out
  • Level Playing Field
  • Living Wage Foundation
  • SD Europe