Tuttosport: Serie A likely to resume behind closed doors – the crippling financial impact on Milan

By Oliver Fisher -

If there had been no Coronavirus emergency then Milan would have been facing Juventus at San Siro over the Easter weekend – one of the biggest fixtures in the domestic calendar.

The Meazza would have been completely sold out and therefore, as Tuttosport reports (via MilanNews) in terms of revenues between €5-6million would have ended up in the club’s coffers, money that the club now will not see.

If Serie A were to resume, all games will be played behind closed doors and the closure of the stadiums will cost Milan between €15-20 million. This is obviously a large figure that derives from the fact that the Rossoneri will have to give up the proceeds of matches that usually bring a lot of people to the stadium such as those against Juventus, Roma and Atalanta.

In short, for Milan (but from the economic point of view the same is true among all other Serie A clubs), this is a very important loss because, despite yet another disappointing and difficult season, Milan fans have never failed to give their support to the team.

Only on three occasions this season have less than 50 thousand spectators entered San Siro – against Lazio, against Torino and against SPAL.

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