Euro 2020: Rome’s Stadio Olimpico ‘given green light to host matches at 25 per cent capacity’

Rome’s Stadio Olimpico ‘given green light to host Euro 2020 matches at 25 per cent capacity’ as Italian Government passes safety measures

Rome’s Stadio Olimpico has reportedly been given the go ahead to host upcoming Euro 2020 matches this summer at a reduced capacity.

The iconic stadium in the Italian capital was one of a number of arenas still required to provide further health and safety information to UEFA ahead of the delayed tournament.

Now, news agency ANSA have announced that the letter has been sent by the Minister for Sport, passed on to the FIGC and will then be handed over to UEFA, according to Football Italia.

Euro 2020: Rome’s Stadio Olimpico ‘given green light to host matches at 25 per cent capacity’

Rome’s Stadio Olimpico has reportedly been given the go ahead to host Euro 2020 matches

The Italian Government and Football Association have been hard pressed to make allowances and get covid-19 protocols in order, or else running the risk of missing out on their allocated matches.

Rome is set to host the opening ceremony on June 11, with four matches in total set to play out from the Stadio Olimpico.

While the ability to host fans has been signalled by the Government, at this stage it is understood to be more of a pledge than an official guarantee.

Euro 2020: Rome’s Stadio Olimpico ‘given green light to host matches at 25 per cent capacity’

In line with safety measures the Stadio Olimpico is set to permit a limited number of fans

Euro 2020: Rome’s Stadio Olimpico ‘given green light to host matches at 25 per cent capacity’

Rome is preparing to host the opening ceremony for the tournament on June 11

Concerns were said to be held regarding the CTS (technical scientific committee) and their unwillingness to commit to 25 per cent capacity with the event not set to take place until June.

However, as UEFA considered this an absolute requirement for cities hosting games in the tournament, they have been forced to speed up this process and make a commitment that a 25% capacity is workable.

The technical details of how this will be achieved and the protocol are not yet clear and have not been officially announced.

The stadium is jointly shared by fierce Italian rivals, AS Roma and Lazio.

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