Revealed: The stadiums set to host behind-closed-doors Premier League games

Eight stadiums are reportedly being considered as neutral venues for behind-closed-doors games – and St James’s Park isn’t one of them.

The Premier League, suspended in March due to the coronavirus pandemic, could return without fans next month.

Fixtures will be played at neutral venues, with no team having home advantage, under the proposals, and The Sun report that the “strongest candidates" for behind-closed-doors games are the Amex Stadium, St Mary’s Stadium, London Stadium, Emirates Stadium, King Power Stadium, Villa Park, Old Trafford and Etihad Stadium.

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Other stadiums in congested urban areas, notably Anfield and Stamford Bridge, have reportedly been ruled out on police advice. St James's Park’s city centre location has most likely seen it ruled out of contention to stage fixtures.

The Amex Stadium.The Amex Stadium.
The Amex Stadium.

Meanwhile, Newcastle United’s players could return to the training ground at the next of next week ahead of the proposed summer restart.