The Italian Football Association officially announced that the Italian national team’s UEFA Europa League group match against the Netherlands in October will be held at Atlanta’s home stadium, Blue Arena.
The official website of the Italian Football Association announced that after confirming that the Azzurri’s friendly match against Moldova will be changed from Parma to Florence on October 7, the Italian Football Association has now confirmed the venue for the match between Italy and the Netherlands. The Dutch Football Association has reached an agreement that the match will be held at the Blue Arena in Bergamo at 20:45 local time on October 14 (Wednesday).
The reason for moving from Milan to Bergamo is that Italy’s largest stadium, San Siro, does not seem to be suitable for empty games. Instead, the stadium was recently refurbished for the Champions League and a city that has been hit hardest by the new crown epidemic. The Azzurri, which will arrive in Bergamo on October 12, will pay tribute to the city while complying with all necessary epidemic prevention regulations.
This is the first time the Italian national team came to Bergamo to play in the past 14 years. The last time was in 2006, when the Italian team drew 1-1 with Turkey.
Italy would like to thank the city of Milan, the San Siro Stadium, the operators of the San Siro Stadium, Inter Milan and AC Milan clubs, as well as all local authorities and associations that participated in the game planning. The Azzurri hope to return to Milan City soon.