Photogallery Bologna’s temporary stadium project presented to the Mayor
This morning, Bologna Fc 1909 CEO Claudio Fenucci, accompanied by planners, presented the final plan for the temporary stadium to mayor Matteo Lepore, the councillor for Sport Roberta Li Calzi, the councillor for Urban Planning Raffaele Laudani and the municipality’s technicians.
The stadium will be built in an area, owned by the municipality, located near FICO-CAAB. This is an ideal setting as it can take advantage of the proximity of the structure’s car parks and is already infrastructurally equipped. The facility is expected to have a capacity of over 16,000 seats, more than 2,000 of which will be covered, and its construction will be entirely at the expense of the company ‘Bologna stadio spa’. The project foresees BFC playing at the temporary stadium for the two seasons during which there will be redevelopment work on the Stadio Dall’Ara. Subsequently, a reduction of the facility will take place to just over 2,000 seats (keeping the covered grandstand) for youth football and the women’s team to use.
The overall size of the project area is approximately 38 thousand square metres and the open areas around the structure, after the capacity reduction, will be approximately 14 thousand square metres. Parking is guaranteed by the number of parking spaces already present in the FICO facility. The works for the construction of the temporary stadium and the renovation of the Stadio Renato Dall’Ara have been brought together in a single process and will go hand in hand. The next steps include the evaluation of the final design of the temporary stadium by means of a Services Conference and a call for proposals, to be held between the end of 2023 and the beginning of 2024.
The objective is to get construction work for the temporary stadium started in the summer of 2024 and to complete it by the summer of 2025. Bologna would then play in the new facility in the 2025/26 and 2026/27 seasons. At the same time, the renovation of the Dall’Ara will begin in the summer of 2025 with the aim of opening it in the spring of 2027. At the expiration of the ten-year concession period, the new facility will become fully available to the City Administration and the city for the needs of sports practice with particular reference to compatible outdoor sports, in addition to the possibility of using it for events and shows suitable for the capacity of the facility.
From a financial point of view, the total cost for the temporary stadium, to be covered by ‘Bologna Stadio spa’, is expected to be around EUR 12 million, offset by revenues in the seasons in which it will be used by the Serie A team.
During Mayor Lepore’s press conference, which is set for 16:30 CEST today in the Sala Savonuzzi at Palazzo d’Accursio, Bologna CEO Claudio Fenucci will also take the floor to comment on the project.