Organizers optimistic about having fans into stadiums this season (Photo: Twitter @SerieA_EN)

COVID-19 is having a huge global-scale impact on sports as a whole. Though the leagues and tournaments are resuming with safety precautions, there is still a sense of uncertainty.

However, we all must realize how this uncertainty is here to stay for a while. Though the medical professionals and scientists are trying their level best to find a cure, it seems distant. The nature of COVID-19 is robust and magnanimously effective. Any kind of mistake can lead to community spread at various levels. 

This must not stop us from following our routine and lifestyle, in whichever way we can. Many sporting authorities and organizers are planning to resume sports, with of course the precautions from WHO and medical experts.

A new proposal in the pipeline

Italy’s Serie A is hoping to allow fans into stadiums before the end of the season. All matches are being played without spectators following the effects of the coronavirus pandemic.

However, a proposal to open stadiums will be sent to the Italian soccer federation following a videoconference between the 20 top-flight clubs and Serie A’s governing body on Monday. This surely seems like a step the fans and stakeholders will cherish and welcome. 

“The need to partially reopen stadiums to the public as soon as possible, in full compliance with safety measures, was reiterated,” Lega Serie A states.

“In this regard, a detailed protocol is being finalized and will be sent to FIGC President Gabriele Gravina in the next few hours, so that it can be used in discussions with the appropriate governmental institutions.”

“Lega Serie A hopes each club will be given the possibility of reopening their stadiums to a limited number of fans already in the last few rounds of this season.”