STOCK MARKET BSE NSE

Italy looking to allow fans to return to stadiums in September

Administrators in Italy are looking to allow fans to be present in the stadiums while adhering to social distancing norms.

Published: 17th July 2020 04:15 PM  |   Last Updated: 17th July 2020 04:15 PM   |  A+A-

Italian football giants Juventus

Italian football giants Juventus (Photo | AFP)

By IANS

ROME: Italy will not be looking to allow a return of fans to the stadiums for football matches before September, the country's Sports Minister Vincenzo Spadafora has said.

Spadafora said in the Italian parliament that the government is working with the Italian Football Federation (FIGC) and the country's league officials to allow the re-entry of fans to the stadiums in time for the start of the 2020/21 season.

"For the reopening of stadiums, we believe we must adhere to the line of caution that has been followed so far," Spadafora said during question time at the Italian parliament.

"We are working hard with the federation and the league so that in September, at the start of the new championship, there will be a way to reopen facilities and allow tens of thousands of fans to participate."

Administrators in the country are looking to allow fans to be present in the stadiums while adhering to social distancing norms.

"It's true that there is a lot of space in the stadiums," said Spadafora, "but it's considered very risky to manage the influx and outflow of a huge number of people with the necessary controls at the entrance."

He added: "With just over two weeks to go until the end of the season, it would be difficult to organise everything. My job is to ensure that the conditions are met so that there will be access to stadiums when the next championship resumes, in September."



Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp