Some Serie A supporters banned from travelling

September 17, 2008

ROME, September 17 (Serie A) - Supporters of Roma, Juventus, Napoli and Atalanta have been barred from travelling to upcoming Serie A matches after a committee imposed stricter measures on the distribution of tickets to away fans.

The government-appointed committee, established to analyse safety at sporting events in Italy, has banned Roma fans from travelling to Genoa on September 24 while Atalanta supporters will be unable to attend the Roma game at Stadio Olimpico four days later.

Likewise, Napoli fans cannot watch their side at Bologna on September 28 while the same fate will befall Juventus fans for the match at Cagliari.

The tickets for away sections at each of these games will instead be given to families and children.

The committee also ruled that spectators will only be allowed to buy a single ticket for the Milan derby on September 28.

The new committee was established at the end of August in response to the Italian football authorities' declaration that the hooliganism which marred the opening weekend of Serie A fixtures would not be repeated.