TO AVOID RISKS
OFFICIAL: The Barça-Napoli will play without public in the Camp Nou
Published:10/03/2020 - 10:55h
Updated:12/03/2020 - 12:29h
After the meeting celebrated in the Departament of Salut, the FC Barcelona and the Govern of the Generalitat have decided that the Barça-Napoli of the next week will play without public
Finalised the summit kept to first hour of this Tuesday between the representatives of the FC Barcelona and the managers of health of the Government of Catalonia, gathered beside a representation of the General Secretary of l'Esport, has taken the decision that the Barça-Naples of the turn of eighth of final of the Champions League will contest to enclosed door in the Camp Nou.
Of this way will avoid the risk of contagion of the coronavirus, that already has paralysed all the sport in Italy until 3 April. The FC Barcelona had the intention to play with public, although finally it will observe the decision of the sanitary authorities like upper norm, because of the gravity of the facts and to the real risk of contagion. From the Barcelona club transmits that the posture of the entity is the one to accept the measures taken.
This yes, the economic damage for the arks of the FC Barcelona will be of some 4,5 million euros, when having to give back the amount of the entrances sold or that could sell still. The Barcelona club plays besides the access to quarter-finals of the Champions, whose passport has a prize of 10,5 'kilos'. The fact that the meeting play to enclosed door, therefore, will prevent that the fans culés can encourage to the team of face to the achievement of the pass.
The Barcelona budget, as each season, stipulates to reach like minimum the quarter-finals in Champions, thing that would allow besides another entry by taquilla in the month of April. But seen the seen, with the decision taken in the last hours and the peak of the coronavirus, will be complicated that in the following round of the Glass of Europe -if the Barça classifies - the Camp Nou go back to open his doors to the public.
To the Barça does not remain him more remedy that accept it
This Tuesday, the FC Barcelona was represented in the meeting by the CEO of the entity, Òscar Grau, Albert Soler, director of Professional Sections (there are planned parties in the next days in the Palau) and Ramon Channel, boss of the Medical Services of the club.
They assisted besides to the summit Laura Pelay, General Secretary of Salut, and Gerard Figueras, Secretari General of l'Esport of the Government of Catalonia, that this past Monday already pronounced on the possible closing of the Camp Nou of face to the meeting in front of the Naples. The FC Barcelona, in definite, will have to observe the decisions further of the economic cost -and can that sportive- that they can involve. The Barça-Naples, without public. Already it is official.