SPFL receives new empty stadium warning as France’s latest tough measures paint a grim picture for football


The debate over whether to end the Scottish football season early continues to roar.

Dundee has not yet voted to decide whether the lower leagues of the FBCL will end as they are.

This resolution would also give the power to end the Premiership at a later date and to declare the Celtic champions.

Many clubs want the current season to end because they can receive cash prizes, but there are also concerns about the next season.

It was reported yesterday that supporters would not be allowed to attend Italian football games until 2021, a decision which, if reproduced in Scotland, could have serious financial consequences.

Scottish clubs derive a disproportionate share of their revenues from entrance fees, Premiership clubs deriving 40% from ticket sales against only 10% in Serie A.

Any long-term ban on public gatherings could hit clubs hard, and new measures announced in France suggest this possibility.

Monday evening, President Emmanuel Macron announced: “Public gatherings, restaurants, cafes and hotels, cinemas, theaters, halls and museums will remain closed at this stage.

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Large festivals and events with large audiences can only take place in mid-July at the earliest. ”

France has been hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic, with more than 14,000 deaths to date.

COVID-19 has killed more than 10,000 people in the UK, and similar measures are likely to be taken when the current lockout is lifted.


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