WARRINGTON Wolves have expressed an interest in trialling the safe return of spectators to sports stadia in advance of the date set by Prime Minister Boris Johnson

As part of the Government’s plan to gradually ease Covid restrictions revealed on Monday, fans could return to grounds from May 17 at the earliest, subject to capacity limits.

The number that will initially be allowed back into The Halliwell Jones Stadium at first is yet to be confirmed.

The Wire’s home ground hosted several behind-closed-doors matches last year when Super League restarted.

Hence, the club say they are confident of being able to welcome supporters back safely when the time comes.

They also confirmed fans who have purchased 2021 memberships will be given priority access to match tickets once supporters are allowed back into the ground and that plans for a click-and-collect service for fans to pick up their memberships are being explored.

“Monday’s update on fans returning to sports stadia indicates a limited number of spectators could return to The Halliwell Jones Stadium from May 17 2021,” a statement read.

“The Club have also expressed an interest to the Rugby Football League to take part in any pilot events prior to this date should the opportunities arise.

“Furthermore, larger crowds could return after the key date of June 21 2021, which should see the lifting of most Covid restrictions in the country.

“The Halliwell Jones Stadium has safely held numerous Super League fixtures behind closed doors, and we are more than confident that the venue is Covid-complient to allow the safe return of spectators in the coming months.”

The Wire also confirmed their official club store will remain closed until April 12 – the earliest date non-essential retail could reopen in England – but their online shop remains available 24 hours a day.