Milan issue statement regarding ticket refunds for Genoa game amid coronavirus outbreak

By Oliver Fisher -

AC Milan have confirmed that they have a refund plan in place should Sunday’s game against Genoa be postponed or played behind closed doors.

Four Serie A games were cancelled over the weekend because of the spread, including Inter’s home game against Sampdoria and AC Milan Women’s crucial clash against Fiorentina.

There has since been speculation that there will be further disruption to games as the virus continues to effect the region, with il Corriere della Sera confirming that playing games in front of no spectators is a legitimate option.

FIGC president Gabriele Gravina confirmed earlier on Monday that the upcoming round of Serie A games this weekend will more than likely be played behind closed doors.

A seventh Italian person was confirmed dead as a result of the virus earlier on Wednesday, with the number of cases in Lombardy rising.

A statement on the club’s official website reads: ‘AC Milan is monitoring the situation relating to the measures being undertaken by the Government, the authorities in the Lombardy Region and sporting institutions to tackle the coronavirus outbreak.

‘More specifically, while the hope is that fans will be able to attend the match between AC Milan and Genoa at 12:30 CET on Sunday 1 March at San Siro, the Club can confirm that a ticket refund procedure has been drawn up should the authorities decide that the fixture will take place behind closed doors. Further information will be provided on AC Milan’s website, social media accounts and Official App.’

According to MilanNews, Milan considers reimbursement only in the event that the date change exceeds 7 days, without however referring to subscribers or to the possibility of closed-door competitions.

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