Tonight's match will be an important and special occasion, as following victory in the second round of Europa League qualification against Shamrock Rovers, AC Milan are getting their Serie A campaign underway. Tonight's opponents will be Siniša Mihajlović's Bologna.
It will be a particularly important occasion because, for the first time since the start of the COVID-19 emergency, we will be welcoming fans back to San Siro, even if only a tiny fraction of our fans will be permitted entry. Among the crowd of Rossoneri fans, which will be approximately 1000 strong, there will be a group of medical professionals from a range of departments of Lombardy's healthcare system, as a token of our gratitude for the way they fought COVID-19 on the front line, stemming the spread, and helping those infected to recover.
Entry has also been granted to all the constituent organisations of the AC Milan family, including players' family members, the Club's medical personnel, selected members of Milan Club, and guests of the Club's partner organisations.
REGULATIONS AT SAN SIRO BEFORE ENTRY AND INSIDE THE STADIUM
In total compliance with safety regulations, the crowd will enter the stadium through three separate entrances, and the crowd will watch from the lower red tier in seats that are clearly marked with signs.
Before entry, fans will have their body temperature checked and our medical personel will collect completed self-certification forms. Entry will be denied to fans with a temperature higher than 37.5°C. The gates will open at 19:00 CEST.
It is mandatory to follow the instructions of the stewards while entering and leaving the stadium and finding your assigned seat. The bar and refreshment services will not be running. Moreover it will be forbidden to bring banners, flags and similar items into the stadium.
It is also mandatory to wear a mask at all times inside the stadium, and fans must always maintain a distance of at least one meter between one another, both inside and outside the stadium. It is advised that fans wash their hands frequently with soap and warm water, or if these are not available, with the hand sanitiser available in various parts of the stadium.
Fans should avoid hugs and handshakes, and should not touch their eyes, nose or mouth with their hands unless they have been washed adequately. They must also maintain hygiene by sneezing and coughing into a handkerchief or tissue and making sure that their hands do not come into contact with respiratory secretions.
Please refer to Ordinance no. 610, issued by the Region Government in Lombardy on 19/09/20, for further information on the code of conduct for the match.