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Saturday September 12 2020
Benevento chief Vigorito has tested negative for COVID-19

Benevento patron Oreste Vigorito, who travelled with Napoli patron Aurelio De Laurentiis on Wednesday, has tested negative for COVID-19.

The Serie A Presidents are being tested for coronavirus after the 20-club meeting in Milan on Wednesday, as the Partenopei patron announced he had tested positive the following day.

The Streghe chief Vigorito shared a private flight with De Laurentiis for the Lega Serie A Assembly, but news agency ANSA reveals his swab test has come back negative.

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Wednesday September 9 2020
Dal Pino: 'Serie A needs business approach'

Lega Serie A President Paolo Dal Pino believes Italian football is on the right track with two fundamental changes, a media company and stadium restructuring laws.

Today, the Lega Serie A voted unanimously with all 20 clubs to create a global media company that will help negotiate and sell TV and commercial rights around the world.

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Wednesday September 9 2020
Serie A votes to create global media company

Serie A is set for an historic turning point, with reports all 20 clubs gave the all-clear to the creation of their own global media company for TV rights.

According to news agency ANSA, there was a unanimous vote in favour of the step in today’s meeting, which would bring Serie A in line with other top European leagues.

Lega Serie A President Paolo Dal Pino had pushed for this move from the start of his tenure, as it’d allow Serie A clubs to control their own television rights sale and negotiate as one entity.

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Tuesday September 1 2020
Serie A 2020-21 dates confirmed

The 2020-21 Serie A fixture list will be drawn up tomorrow, with the season running from September 19 to May 23, six midweek rounds and no Christmas break.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, there won’t be the usual ceremony to reveal the fixtures and it will be a much more streamlined process, starting at 11.00 UK time on Wednesday September 2.

The Lega Serie A confirmed today that there will be six midweek rounds on December 16, December 23, January 6, February 2, April 21 and May 12.

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Friday August 28 2020
Serie A fixtures on Sep 2

The Serie A 2020-21 fixture list will be drawn up on Wednesday September 2, announced the Lega Serie A.

It had been scheduled for September 1, but has now been moved to September 2 at 11.00 UK time.

Unlike previous editions when the calendar was drawn up in a lavish ceremony attended by all the Presidents of Serie A clubs, this time due to social distancing, it’ll be streamed on the Lega Serie A YouTube channel.

The season is meant to kick off on September 19, but there is pressure from some clubs to delay that by a week.

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Monday August 17 2020
Serie A reopen stadiums on October 3?

The FIGC and Lega Serie A are, according to Il Corriere dello Sport, working to reopen stadiums for the third round of fixtures in the 2020-21 season.

The newspaper claims the Federcalcio and Serie A are trying to bring fans back into the stands for next season, looking at partially reopening stadiums in Week 3 of Serie A 2020-21.

One third of the capacity could be available for the public, as the report reveals a protocol proposed by the Lega Serie A on July 10.

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Thursday July 30 2020
Barone 'happy' to keep Iachini

Fiorentina CEO Joe Barone didn’t get elected to enter the Lega Serie A board today but was ‘happy with the choice’ to keep Beppe Iachini in charge of the Viola for 2020-21.

The Viola director wanted to enter the Lega board today but didn’t collect the 14 votes needed during the Assembly at Hilton in Milan.

“Barone is a splendid novelty for Serie A, like the President [Rocco] Commisso,” Lega chief Paolo Dal Pino said according to FiorentinaNews.

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Thursday July 30 2020
Dal Pino: 'Serie A may be pushed back'

The Lega Serie A President Paolo Dal Pino has revealed that the start of the 2020-21 season could be pushed back ‘to let the teams have some more rest’.

Dal Pino said the Lega has scheduled a meeting on Monday to establish the exact dates for 2020-21, with the current plan to start on September 12.

Il Corriere dello Sport reveals that the assembly met at Hilton in Milan today and the Lega chief showed concerns regarding the protocol ahead of the upcoming season.

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Thursday July 23 2020
Serie A unveils new match ball

Lega Serie A has unveiled the match ball for its competitions next season – the ‘revolutionary’ Nike Flight.

The ball replaces the Merlin and has taken ‘over 800 professional athletes, eight years and 1,700 hours of testing’ to produce.

“It’s the heart of the game,” a description of the ball on Nike’s official website reads.

“It’s all you need to play. And with the all-new Nike Flight Ball it’s a revolutionary return to the basics—the beauty of a ball in flight.

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Monday July 13 2020
Serie A: 'We want fans back'

Lega Serie A says it is ‘hopeful’ stadiums will be partially reopened to fans before the end of the season.

All 20 Serie A clubs held an assembly meeting today and the first topic of discussion was Sky’s refusal to pay its last instalment of TV rights money for 2019-20, in light of the coronavirus pandemic.

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