Genoa – “Without an audience in the stadiums and forms of help from the government, Chievo may not be an isolated case. The balance sheets of many companies are at risk“. The president of Genoa Enrico Preziosi raises the alarm about the difficulties in the world of football. “After a year and a half of lost box office revenue now the new rule imposes the distancing interpersonal of one meter – says Preziosi in an interview published by Corriere della Sera – In practice in almost all the stadiums in Italy we would be forced, if the legislation were confirmed, to occupy one seat every four, effectively opening the facilities for 25 percent of the capacity. With these impositions, starting the season ticket campaign or selling hospitality packages is impossible. Then I also have the regret of having just invested huge figures to modernize Marassi “.
With the formula of the checkerboard seats, the basis of the talks between the Lega and the FIGC with the Government, “50 percent” of the capacity would be guaranteed: “But I go further and I wonder – says the rossobù president – why in the bars and restaurants at the closed you can enter with the green pass without limitations and in a stadium, outdoors, right? We drive the passion of 38 million people: football can be a vehicle for convincing no vaxes. Sometimes I get a bad suspicion. “
The hope of the number one of the Griffin is to open a table with the Executive to find a solution. “Football is made up of presidents who have put billions into the system, also allowing the state to benefit from it. Ours is a partnership. The more I work, the more I earn, the more I inject money into the state coffers. But to survive we need if not refreshments, at least installments or tax deferrals otherwise the system implodes. When the money runs out, it ends for everyone, including the lower leagues and other sports: let’s not forget that Serie A feeds the entire Italian sports movement“.
So the start of the championship at risk? “If the lack of dialogue with the government continues, we will have to think of a solution – explains Preziosi – In this case we should stop and think about what to do. Our requests cannot be ignored but I am confident that through a negotiation table we will reach a point of understanding with the Executive “.
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