Date: 2nd November 2020 at 10:53am
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president Gabriele Gravina has sent a letter to Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte asking for professional football to be exempt from the new lockdown regulation which are expected to be announced in the coming week.

A new shutdown for would be dreadful for the clubs. During the 2019/20 season, they lost €200 million overall because games were played behind closed doors after the lockdown and the expectations for the 2020/21 season are even worse with losses estimated to be around €400m.

As reported by Corriere dello Sport, Gravina fears a new shutdown just like what happened in March when the pandemic spread uncontrolled throughout and the government ordered a suspension of the game, will have grave consequences for Italy’s clubs.

Gravina’s request has technical reason too because in case of suspension, will be the only league among the top five in Europe to stop, which he feels will creating a disadvantage to all the teams and a potential problem for for and games.

is expected to take new measures on Monday or Tuesday in order to control the spread of COVID-19, with 29,907 cases on Sunday and more than 30,000 new cases in the days prior.

One of those measures will be the closure of all regional borders, a decision that on paper will not allow teams to travel for away games.