Premier League Consider Summer 'World Cup' Style Camps To Finish Season
The Premier League could end in a summer 'mega event' with clubs, officials and tv crews all locked away in hotels and all matches taking place in London and the Midlands.
The global pandemic of Covid-19 has resulted in normal life being paused everywhere, as different countries enforce differing levels of lockdown.
Football has seen an almost complete pause and there's no sure way that the season will finish, if in fact it does.
The Independent are reporting that the Premier League could take drastic measures to ensure there is an end, as worry increases over the impact of cancelling the season.
According to the newspaper one idea gaining traction is playing all 92 remaining fixtures in June and July. All the clubs would be confined to hotels, like camps during World Cups, as would officials and tv crews all in order to stop the spread of the virus.
The idea would see all games be televised, whilst likely remaining behind closed doors, and several matches shown each day in a 'mega event' that would be like an international tournament considering the potential timing.
The hope is that by June and July the curve of the virus would have been flattened enough for games to be viable, even if they still had to be played behind closed doors.
However the NHS is still likely to be stretched and that opens up the issue of any player who is seriously injured and needing medical attention.
One source brought that issue up to the paper, saying, "Where does a player who does his cruciate or breaks his leg go after he's stretchered off?
"Hospitals will have much bigger concerns. The Premier League would almost have to have a private hospital blocked off."
The idea was first considered at the beginning of the month but reportedly authorities met during the weekend and added more details to the initial idea to make it more viable.
There is a growing belief that the season will have to be finished in some form, and it's likely to be behind closed doors, due to finances and things such as the tv deal.
Without the Euros a two month event of Premier League football on every day could be a huge lift to the country, both economically and psychologically to all those stuck in doors all day.
Will the Premier League finish with a huge 'mega event?' Do you want to see the season finished behind closed doors? Let us know in the comments.