Serie A: three clubs open their training ground to their players

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The Italian clubs of Bologna, Sassuolo, and Parma announced on Saturday their intention to open their outdoor training ground to their players who would like to speak there physically, after the green light from the Emilia-Romagna region (center).

The three Serie A clubs unanimously repeated on Friday their desire to complete the current championship, an outcome at the mercy of the authorities, whose decision could come in the coming days.

Officially, training is only possible from May 18 for team sports and Monday for individual disciplines.

But Emilia-Romagna (north) on Friday and then Campania (south) on Saturday gave their favorable opinion to the opening of centers on Monday, in a context of tensions between the central state and certain regions on the pace of deconfinement, which starts Monday.

In the first region, this concerns four Serie A clubs, Parma, SPAL, Sassuolo, and Bologna. Campania is the region of Naples, a major club of Calcio.

Early Saturday evening, Sassuolo and Bologna were the first to respond, indicating that they would open their training centers for their players, followed later by Parma.

Sassuolo clarified that only the open air fields would be accessible to players who wish to do so. Changing rooms, fitness room, or offices will remain closed.

Only six players could train simultaneously, respecting social distancing and without the presence of management.

Bologna also said that only its outdoor courts would be accessible, starting on Tuesday.

In Parma, the first team will be able to take advantage of the training center “from next week” but only “on a voluntary basis” and for “individual physical activity”.

Naples and SPAL did not react, but media reports said the Campania authorities gave the green light after a request from the club.

A similar measure could be taken by other local authorities, including Lazio, the region of Rome, which would concern Lazio and Roma.