Premier League prepares for return with video walls, tunnel cams, coin toss audio and VAR

June 16 – Premier League clubs are giving supporters the chance to appear on a live video fan wall that will be streamed into stadiums when the season resumes with two games tomorrow.

A number of other innovations, including tunnel cameras and audio from the coin toss, have been developed.

The moves are part of a plan to minimise the lack of atmosphere with all games having to be played behind closed doors. Live video feeds, each of which will feature 16 supporters from each club, will be made available to broadcasters and clubs for use on big screens.

Under the strict health protocols, players and officials will stagger their journeys to and from the pitch and there will be no handshakes.

Tottenham were among the first clubs to respond confirming the video wall would be in place in time for their hugely anticipated clash with Manchester United on Friday night.

Players will not hear any audio and have also been told that they must not surround match officials and that there must be “no spitting or nose clearing”.

With only about 300 people present at each match, there will be no ball boys and girls but VAR will resume.

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