Fans have been asked for patience as Albion prepare to re-open the Amex.

The club could allow up to 4,000 supporters into the next home game, versus Southampton on the first weekend in December.

Fans are already aware a ballot system for tickets is in place.

Some were eager to get in touch when it became clear on Monday that stadia would partly re-open.

Albion deputy chairman and chief executive Paul Barber said: “As soon as the news broke, emails were starting to come in.

“That’s really positive. I don’t blame fans for that.

“They have been very patient, they have waited a long time.

“They are desperate to get back, we are desperate to have them back.

“But we have got to make sure the plan that is in place keeps them safe.

Albion could host up to 8,000 fans

“I hope the fans will be patient to allow us to do that because it’s for their ultimate safety at the end of the day.”

Should they get the go-ahead to admit fans, Albion would expect to be allowed to sell food and drink at the stadium and would provide as much car parking as possible.