Series A stadium could be set to re-open at 25 percent capacity before the end of the 2019-20 season, under plans considered by Gabriele Gravina, president of the Italian Football Federation (FIGC).

Since early March, when the authorities initially ordered games to be played behind closed doors before suspending the league entirely due to the coronavirus pandemic, Italian football fans were unable to watch matches in person.

Matches were allowed to resume last month, again behind closed doors and under strict sanitation controls, but as soon as possible the authorities are keen to get supporters back in.

For other companies and businesses opening re-opening for social distancing steps in place, Series A would have to follow suit if stadiums are to be re-opened.

This would likely mean grounds this function well below their full capacity to allow sufficient social space in the stands and competitions.

Gravina says he has worked closely with the Scientific Technical Committee (CTS) to come up with a proposal that could pave the way for fans shortly to return to matches.


When asked whether supporters could come back before August, Gravina told Avvenire: “We ‘re working so that fans can go back to watching football up close again. We ‘re working on percentages. As of today, we ‘re talking of 25 percent.

“We will be ready to govern this process once the CTS gives us the chance to let fans back into the stadiums.”

Since the restart, most Serie A clubs have completed three rounds of games with Atalanta vs. Napoli and Udinese ‘s trip to Roma finishing game week 29 on Thursday evening.

The authorities then intend to wrap up the remaining 90 matches within 31 days, with the Champions League and the Europa League set to be concluded in August.

Since the restart, Juventus has won all three of their Serie A matches to stay on course for a ninth consecutive Scudetto. At Genoa on Tuesday, Maurizio Sarri’s side won 3-1 to maintain their four-point lead over Lazio, who beat Torino 2-1 the same evening.


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