The coronavirus pandemic has forced clubs in Italy have played their fixtures without supporters for over a year now. 

However, the Italian Football Federation sees the light at the end of the dark tunnel. Lazio and AS Roma’s Stadio Olimpico will serve as Italy’s inauguration game at UEFA Euro 2020. 

The fixture is going to take place with supporters as Italian Football Federation president Gabriele Gravina stated where Citta Celeste relaid his words. However, there’s no set number on how many supporters will attend. 

I am sure that we will inaugurate the European Championship in Rome on June 11 with Italy-Turkey, and we will do it with the public’s presence. I don’t know how many spectators there will be admitted, but the public will be there for sure.

UEFA president Aleksander Čeferin has stated that he wants the fixtures at Euro 2020 with supporters in attendance. Having empty stadiums is out of the question after Europe’s governing body delayed the tournament a year. 

As a result, there’s speculation as to whether Gravina and other federations feel pressured into having people at stadiums. Nonetheless, as the summer months near, countries will examine to see at what capacity they’ll allow stadiums to be filled.