Italian Minister of Sport Vincenzo Spadafora has revealed the possibility of the Serie A resuming on May 3rd.
The coronavirus pandemic has shut down much of the country, including the professional football leagues.
Interviewed by TG1, however, Spadafora provided some cause for optimism with the news that authorities are working towards getting top-level sport played in around six weeks, albeit with the caveat that some games may need to be played without supporters.
“Serie A can resume on May 3, that’s what we hope for. Then we will evaluate whether it can be with the doors to the stadiums opened or closed. To this will be added the Champions League and the Europa League, which will be built into the new schedule,” he said.
Meanwhile, Spadafora has confirmed that measures will be taken in a bid to protect clubs, who may have been vulnerable owing to a lack of income.
“We have suspended all tax obligations until May 30 for all sports clubs and rentals of stadiums owned by the state where sports are conducted,” he said.
Juventus currently lead the Serie A standings by a single point over Lazio.