Serie A games to be played behind closed doors until April

March 5, 2020

The Italian government have announced that all Serie A games will be played closed doors for at least a month.

It is part of the country’s ongoing commitment to tackle the outbreak of coronavirus across the peninsula.

Games last week had been suspended, while both midweek Coppa Italia fixtures were also called off as Italy aims to prevent a further spread of the virus.

It has now been confirmed that games will be played inside empty stadiums until at least April 3 and potentially even longer.

“Sporting events and competitions of all types and disciplines held in both public and private are suspended,” read a statement.

“However, under subsequent amendments to Annex 1, training sessions and competitions for competitive athletes will be inside sports facilities behind closed doors, without the presence of the public.”

The ban on fans attending could be extended beyond the early April deadline if the situation does not improve.