The pandemic will mean a very different atmosphere at Friday night's Irish Cup final clash between Glentoran and Ballymena United.
Some 500 lucky fans will be the first in the UK allowed to enter a football stadium and watch a live game, but if they don't bring their ticket - either digitally on their phone or printed off at home - then they will be turned away.
Fans will only be allowed to enter via the east and west stands of the National Stadium but will not be temperature checked - unlike the players.
Face coverings will also be encouraged but not mandatory, while spectators will be socially distanced. Irish FA president David Martin said that after working with health professionals and the Department for Communities, the IFA was able to launch its return to football protocol six weeks ago.
He is expecting the final to be watched closely.
"The two semi-finals, I have been told, attracted just under 100,000 viewing figures on TV so there is a big interest and I'm sure the other bodies will be looking at tonight thinking, 'Can we do this?'" said Mr Martin.
"I know 250 people doesn't seem a lot from each club but it's a beginning as we attempt to come out of Covid-19."