It seems that most of the world’s leagues are heading during the coming period to hold their matches during the day, due to global energy problems and their high costs.
That proposal appeared recently and will begin to be implemented in the Italian League, and the Egyptian League, and the English Premier League will join them.
The English Premier League clubs are heading for this proposal because of the high costs they pay, and the Premier League matches are played mostly in the morning, and do not need lighting.
The English Premier League clubs and the wider football pyramid in England are studying the possibility of playing the League and FA Cup matches at midday at the weekend, to address the cost of living crisis, according to an opinion poll.
During the following lines, we monitor for you the most prominent leagues that decided to play matches during the day:
English Premier League clubs are studying the possibility of playing the League and FA Cup matches at midday at the weekend, to address the cost of living crisis, according to an opinion poll.
And a poll conducted by the “Fair Game” group concerned with football reform over the past two weeks showed that 63 percent of the total 40 clubs, including 12 clubs in the English Premier League, expressed their willingness to consider playing matches early to contribute to reducing energy bills, if They were allowed to.
The British government has pledged to support companies with high energy bills, but it is not yet clear when this will pay off for football, or how long the support will extend, and concerns remain high among clubs outside the Premier League about the cost of living crises.
In general, clubs ranked their concerns about the cost of living crises by 7 out of 10, and the ratio rises to 8 out of 10 for the competing clubs in the second division.
60% of the 40 clubs surveyed are considering stopping the development of their stadiums as a result of this crisis, while 38% of the clubs are preparing to review the wages of employees, away from the football team.
The results of the survey came at a time when the English Premier League clubs are preparing to hold further discussions on the new model of financial distribution, to support the English Premier League clubs and the rest of the football pyramid.
The Italian League
The Italian Football Federation decided to reduce the use of lighting in the stadiums of Italian League matches.
The federation said in an official statement earlier, that headlights will only be used for 4 hours, as part of the energy-saving policy currently in place in Italy.
The torches will be lit an hour before the start of the matches, which start before six o’clock Italian time.
While the stadium will be lit 90 minutes before the start of the matches that will be held after the mentioned time.
The Cabinet announced the initiation of the implementation of the state’s plan to rationalize electricity consumption, which aims to achieve savings from natural gas used in operating power stations, with the aim of exporting it and benefiting from hard currency.
Counselor Nader Saad, the official spokesman for the Council of Ministers, said in previous statements that coordination will be made with the Ministry of Youth and Sports to bring the league matches, which will be held at nine in the evening, early in the evening.
Saad explained that the matches that are held at nine in the evening result in lighting the stadium from seven to eleven in the evening, and this is a large period of 4 hours, denying the request to hold football matches at three in the afternoon in the summer, saying: “Our goal is not to stress the players.”