Serie B club Venezia FC officially presented their plan to build a new stadium to the city council today and deposited the necessary documents.
The project will be entirely funded by private investment with an estimated cost of around €185 million and will include a sport facility, a retail center, a hotel, car parking.
Architect Matt Rossetti and his firm will be in charge of the project.
Venezia’s current stadium, the Pierluigi Penzo, only holds 7,500 fans and is located on one of the most eastward islands, making access difficult.
The new stadium would have a capacity of 18,000, while also being expandable to 25,000.
This new development will be built on 40 hectares of land in the town of Tessera near the Marco Polo International Airport and the Autostrade, a few kilometres from the center of Mestre. The club’s announcement also the stadium will be accessible by a railway station that will be built.
By February, the final project is expected to be defined and the club hopes to obtain the building permits by Fall 2019 and hopefully be completed in the summer of 2023.
“This stadium represents many different things, but it is above all a home, the home of Venice and all its fans,” club president Joe Tacopina said. “The project is important not only for the local team but for all of Italian football.”
Venezia have taken the first step towards a new, ambitious stadium.
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