THE Government announced earlier today that Worcestershire has been placed in tier two, but what does that mean for sport?

Tier two will allow 2,000 spectators into Sixways for Worcester Warriors games whilst it is still to be confirmed as to how many will be allowed in for the football clubs. 

Warriors next home game is Bath on December which will be the first game post lockdown and we wait for confirmation but it is expected be a crowd of 2,000. 

Before the second lockdown Worcester City played in front of a crowd of 300 due to restrictions and it not yet known whether that will be the case again or it will go to 50% of capacity, which would mean 660. 

However, if it is based on minimum capacity of the step five level of football, it will be a crowd of 500.

Shepshed Dynamo are City's opponents in the FA Vase second-round clash next weekend and it remains to be seen whether fans can travel as Shepshed has been placed in tier three.

There is some talk suggesting any tier three teams will be required to play their games behind closed doors and those fans within tier will not be able to travel. 

The potential is there to cause chaos for a lot of the regional leagues as many of them have tier three sides within them.

In the MFL Premier Division, in which City play, only Stourport Swifts and Haughmond are in tier two areas, meaning there could well be a lot of games behind closed doors. 

League representives at steps five (which includes the MFL) and six are meeting with the FA this evening to discuss a number of issues, including attendances in grounds within the different tiers.

As for Worcester Raiders, they are set to host their first home game of the suspended season on Sunday December 13, a game that is being covered by Talk sport Radio Presenter Tony Incenzo. 

But there is now also doubt over whether that will be impacted by a potential decision to stop people in tier 3 areas travelling to Worcester.