The League of Ireland could mirror Leinster Rugby by having partial crowds next month should the government accede to an FAI proposal.
The association have confirmed that they are in talks with health authorities on returning fans to a fixture on a trial basis.
On foot of Leinster Rugby seeking permission to allow 2,000 fans into the RDS, based on rapid antigen testing, the FAI said:
“The association is currently investigating similar initiatives to accelerate the Return to Watch for our fans and will seek to trial one of these around an upcoming League of Ireland fixture.
The FAI have yet to reveal the fixture they plan to trial.