24 July 2021
Spectators at EURO 2020, Gravina: “Government receptive, thanks to Speranza”The FIGC President commented on a dispatch released by Health Minister Roberto Speranza, which called for a study on solutions to guarantee the presence of spectators in stadia from June onwards
Tuesday, April 6, 2021
This afternoon, FIGC President Gabriele Gravina received a dispatch from Italian Health Minister Roberto Speranza, the topic of which was the presence of spectators at EURO 2020 matches, which opens with Italy vs. Turkey at the Stadio Olimpico on 11 June.
“The Italian Government’s receptiveness is a fantastic result, which is good for the whole country, not just football,” Gravina declared. “I want to give particular thanks to Health Minister Roberto Speranza because he told me that he’s given the Technical & Scientific Committee the green light to look for solutions that would allow spectators into the Stadio Olimpico in Rome in June for the upcoming Euros. In a period as complex as this, this was a declaration of a desire to see a confirmed Italian presence at this great event and thereby entrusting the FIGC. We will collaborate with Undersecretary Valentina Vezzali, who is accompanying us on this journey. A strong signal has been sent on this matter, which will promptly pass on to UEFA.”
Work on the organisation of the four games set to be held at the Stadio Olimpico can now proceed, thanks to daily collaboration with the national Government, local authorities in Rome, CONI, Sport and Health and Rome Airports.