The original definition was that it meant where the participants predominant income came from the sport - that was part of the challenge which lead to the NLN / S playoffs taking place. Behind closed doors doesn't make sense but actually restrictions at c. 50% wouldn't affect that many clubs I wouldn't have thought.quaker4life wrote: ↑Sat Jul 18, 2020 9:58 amI'd like to know exactly what is meant by "elite sport" I would assume this means Premier League/Championship football Premier League Rugby, top flight Cricket, golf etc. This could have serious implications lower down the pyramid and any suggestion of resuming behind closed doors is absolutely nonsensical it would be financial suicide for many clubs.
It'll be interesting to see how this pans out and what the National League's response is to it.
Summary of League Two ground utilisation based on average attendance. Basically shows a 50% restriction would only affect 6 clubs. 60% would only affect Northampton Town.
Northampton - <67%
<60% - Bradford, Pymouth, Orient, Exeter, Salford
<50% - Swindon, Walsall, Grimsby, Crewe, Mansfield, Cambridge, Newport, Cheltenham, Stevenage, Forest Green
<40% - Colchester, Scunthorpe, Morecambe, Crawley, Macclesfield
<30% - Port Vale, Carlisle, Oldham