Coppa Italia Final Between Juve and Atalanta Will Be Open to the Public

The Coppa Italia final between Atalanta and Juventus, which will take place at the Mapei Stadium in Reggio Emilia on March 19th, will have fans on the stands. It will be at 20 percent capacity, therefore around 4.700 people.

Health undersecretary Andrea Costa announced the news: “After discussing with Minister Roberto Speranza, I can confirm that the government is keen on allowing supporters to attend the game. The technical-scientific committee is elaborating the protocol to allow the fans to reach the arena and follow the match while fully complying with the COVID-19 regulations.”

Costa continued: “After greenlighting 25 percent capacity at the Stadio Olimpico for Euro 2021, I have always suggested permitting some public at other events, such as the Coppa Italia final and the Italian International Championships of tennis in Rome. These will be important tests ahead of the traveling competition in the summer. It is a key signal towards the sports world, which will once again be a precursor in the gradual return to normal life.”

The regulatory body will meet in the next few days to issue the guidelines. Italy has slowly started to lift the restrictions after the third wave of the pandemic. However, as things stand, stadiums will be re-opened only in June, after the end of Serie A. Teams are hopeful the cabinet will change their mind and allow at least 1k persons in the last matchdays.

The final was originally set to be played at the Olimpico as well, but it was moved because it became apparent early in the process that the postponed game between Lazio and Torino would be rescheduled for the same date.