Fiorentina have officially completed the purchase of the site on which they will build the new training ground at Bagno a Ripoli, just outside the city centre.
The club issued an official press release to announce the news which read as follows:
“The acquisition of the site that will become the new Fiorentina training ground in the Municipality of Bagno a Ripoli was completed on Wednesday.
“After acquiring the remaining part of the site – which the club had already optioned – from Società Veronica on Wednesday, Fiorentina is now in possession of all the land it requires to build the new training ground over the next two years. At 25 hectares (62 acres) in size, the training ground will be the biggest in Italy.
“Work to secure and clean up the site has already begun, while the process of clearing the site of any remaining people has been successfully completed with the help of the authorities and Società Veronica.
“After only four months, we are starting to lay the foundations of our new home,” said Rocco Commisso, before setting off for Fiorentina’s match away at Sassuolo on Wednesday night.
“It will be a beautiful site that will fit in seamlessly with the wonderful area of Bagno a Ripoli, respecting the environment and the natural surroundings. I want to thank the Mayor of Bagno a Ripoli Francesco Casini for his hard work, and the architect Marco Casamonti, from Archea e Associati, for his invaluable, ongoing assistance.”