13 November 2020
Vara urges Minister to allow fans into Peterborough United FC’s stadium when restrictions are lifted

Shailesh Vara MP has urged sports Minister Nigel Huddleston to consider allowing fans into football stadiums to watch matches when the current restrictions are lifted.

Speaking in the House of Commons yesterday in a debate initiated by Mr Vara, he set out the case for Peterborough United FC to be allowed to let in a limited number of spectators in a socially distanced and safe environment. 

Mr Vara spoke of his visit to the stadium and seeing for himself the safety measures that have been put in place. He also said that the club’s owners, management and players are all totally committed to the safety of individuals if fans are allowed back into the Weston Homes Stadium.

As well as explaining the origins of the nickname “Posh”, tribute was paid to Tommy Robson who recently passed away and was the first player to be inducted into Posh’s Hall of Fame.

The wonderful work done in the community by the club’s Foundation was praised and the speech concluded with an invitation to Mr Huddleston to visit the club, an invitation that the Minister accepted in his reply speech.