Italian government minister for sport and youth policies Vincenzo Spadafora has confirmed that a limited number of fans will be able to attend all sporting events held outdoors now.
Due to the global Coronavirus pandemic, fans have not been allowed to attend any sporting events in Italy whatsoever since around March but fans will be back in the stadiums shortly, even if only in a limited capacity for the time being.
A total of 1000 fans are to be allowed access into all sporting events and those admitted into the stadiums will have to follow strict rules with regard to spacing, mask wearing and sitting in specific seats among other things.
“Finally, starting from the semi finals and finals of the International Tennis Championships, a thousand spectators will be able to attend all the sporting competitions that will be held outdoors and that will scrupulously respect the rules laid down regarding spacing, masks, seat reservations, Spadafora explained to the media following the Technical and Scientific Committee’s decision.
He added: “It is a first, but significant step towards the return, hopefully soon, to normalcy in sport. I hope that all the necessary actions will be carried out more quickly to make it immediately applicable what has been decided. The decision will be made official in the next few hours.”
This decision therefore means that Inter will be able to welcome some of the club’s fans into San Siro for matches soon but it is currently unclear how fans will be selected.