Italy Serie A season to start with no fans in stands: report

The Italy Serie A is expected to begin the 2020-21 season by staging games without spectators in the stands.

According to a recent report in La Gazzetta dello Sport, the upcoming campaign will likely commence with a cap on people (125 maximum), including support personnel, at Serie A venues during games.

COVID-19 precautionary measures

What’s more, the upcoming Italy Serie A season’s medical protocol will be as follows due to COVID-19 preventative measures: Coaches and players will undergo coronavirus testing once every four days, the newspaper reported this week.

Sanitizing arenas, coronavirus testing, and other preventative measures will cost about 10,000 euros per month per team.

Italy Serie A hiatus

Italy Serie A teams have been sidelined since the spring. The Serie A season was suspended on March 9, with Segafredo Virtus Bologna (18-2) setting the pace atop the standings. In early April, the season was canceled.

At the time of the 2019-20 season’s cancellation, more than 17,000 people had died from COVID-19 in Italy.

Furthermore, the global pandemic forced the cancellation of the Euroleague and EuroCup in May.

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