not sure what you mean by authorities, but your dig at government would indicate you include them, I’d argue it’s the football businesses, and the associations that have to be coming up with the solution, there’s no doubt a few hundred in lower league and junior grounds could be accommodated, that might help save some operations, but it’s football that needs to plan/ act not the government, who can only then review proposals,
totally agree that enthusiasm is dwindling,
No it isn’t, Is it?
from your (and most football fans perspective it might seem like it) but it’s simply not the case.
What other spectator sports are operating events with crowds?
athletics ? , swimming? Cycling? Marathons? Pro-Darts?
moving away from sport what other events with crowds are operating?
Concerts? Wedding? Funeral? Gala days? Religious gatherings? Clubbing? Festivals?
im not aware of any quantity of event types with crowds that could suggest that football is being singled out. I’ve see attempts at comedy gigs with around 20 people or ‘drive in’ events that look shite
I believe there is opportunity, for 2-300 , increasing to maybe 500, and maybe more, IF transmission rates drop again , and IF clubs , leagues, associations , each as groups and individual businesses put together detailed risk assessment and mitigation plans and detailed proposals of operating practices, but from what I can see , football isn’t doing any of that, seems quite happy to hide behind blame being pointed at government guidance,
and for the top clubs , hundreds of fans , just doesn’t seem to interest them .
shame as they really need to be putting long term plans together to deal with this pandemic, everything so far was panic firefighting