FIGC’ president Gabriele Gravina has hinted at the possibility that all stadia in Italy could be open for fans at some point in January.
Fans have been away from the grounds since March 2020, with a small respite in the summer when 1,000 supporters were let into some games, thought that was quickly scrapped as coronavirus cases rose.
“I still dont’ know when people will be able again to go the stadium but, as some facilities will be open for touristic reasons,” Gravina told Radio 1. “I really hope that from January on football could have his fans back.
“This Serie A season is engaging, with many surprises but you can see and feel that it misses the most important part: the fans.”
Gravina, who’s likely to be re-elected as FIGC president on February 22, has also confirmed that there is no rush to extend Roberto Mancini’s contract as Italy coach but at the same time he’s confident that a new agreement will be found.
“We have to be grateful to Roberto Mancini,” Gravina went on. “Not only for the results but especially for the enthusiasm he has been able to generate towards the National team.
“There’s no deadline for his new contract. We still have two years left and I’m sure that we will find an agreement to extend his contract.”