Gantt chart of of 2019/20 European Football schedule delays caused by Covid-19

European Football Schedule Changes

The Covid pandemic ended the season in France’s Ligue 1 and extended the season in other top European football leagues well into their summer breaks, as shown in this Gantt chart. All five top European football leagues started their 2019-20 fixtures between the 9th and 24th of August and all stopped playing between the 8th and 11th of March. The Bundesliga restarted in mid-May and will wrap up by the end of June. La Liga, EPL and Serie A plan to restart in June and will finish between mid-July and early August.

European Football Schedule Delays in a Gantt Chart

Gantt chart of of 2019/20 European Football schedule delays caused by Covid-19

How I Made This Gantt Chart

The original 2019-20 schedules of the five European football leagues, the delays and the planned finishes are available from various online sources with Wikipedia the best option. Here's how I made the chart:

  • created a Gantt chart in PowerPoint
  • set my calendar to go from August 1, 2019 to August 10, 2020
  • displayed year and month in  calendar headers
  • added two extra columns for country and number of games
  • typed in the league names, country and number of games information into the tasks and left hand chart columns
  • added bars for pre-Covid fixtures and post-break fixtures for each league
  • set date format in  Format chart to dd-mmm and added task shading
  • displayed start and end dates in each bar and added text for pre-Covid and post-break
  • set bar height to 75 point
  • added milestones with date and text
  • changed colors of bars
  • adjusted size of columns

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