Doncaster racecourse to be used as pilot for spectators return

Tickets will only will sold online and will go on sale from Friday. Credit: PA

Doncaster Racecourse will host 20,000 spectators for the St Leger festival in September in a pilot for the safe return of fans to sporting grounds.

The four day event that will run from September 9-12th and will allow around 3,500 people in on first day of racing.

20,000 spectators will be allowed to watch the St Leger festival at Doncaster Racecourse Credit: PA

That number will rise to just over 6,000 for the following three days of racing.

Tickets will only will sold online and will go on sale from Friday.