Inter: Marotta urges to scrap social distancing rule inside Serie A stadiums

by | Jul 25, 2021 16:27

Inter CEO Beppe Marotta believes the social distancing rule inside stadiums should be scrapped to reach 50% capacity.

The Italian Government has given the all-clear for stadiums to be open at 50 per cent capacity and fans can only enter with a Green Pass proving their COVID status.

However, it would be almost impossible for any club to reach the 50 per cent capacity with a social distance of one meter between fans.

“It would be useful to scrap such rule, leaving the Green Pass mandatory,” Marotta told ANSA.

“Capacity would be reduced to 25-30% with social distancing, creating economic damage for clubs.

“While appreciating the decision of reopening stadiums, we try to work together to make the venues safer and livable, without losing sight of the revenue.

“Inter lost €120m over the last two seasons, this kind of help would help many clubs,” the Inter director continued.

“The most important thing is the fans’ and people’s health. I take note of the government’s decision, but it is necessary to make a further step.

“If we use the parameters decided by the government, most stadiums’ capacity would be reduced to 25-30%.

“I know that (Lega Serie A President Paolo) Dal Pino is working to help the clubs. It would be better to scrap the one-meter rule for social distancing.”

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