Atalanta, Juventus, Sassuolo, Udinese: These are the only Serie A teams that have their own stadium. What are the expectations, what are the next facilities to be established? Let’s see what will happen in the future.
New stadiums, new laws
Stadiums are one of them. The biggest problems of the Italian football movementIt cannot renew itself commercially due to its old structures that do not allow it to generate income. From this perspective, Italian football clubs are light years behind not only English clubs, but also the German Bundesliga and the Spanish La Liga.
Italy and France are the only championships behind Ligue 1, so perhaps it is not a coincidence that they are first. The French are experiencing the greatest difficulties In terms of purchasing capacity in the market: Among France’s top clubs, it owns only one stadium, Olympique Lyon. There are slightly more Italian clubs that can rely on their own structure: Atalanta, Juventus, Sassuolo and Udinese; four teams that, as the calculations show, are starting to bear fruit from the efforts put into the construction of their stadiums.
What makes the design of new sports facilities in our country difficult is, first of all, the many legislative regulations that clubs must take into account when designing. However, from this perspective, a New law that comes into force on January 1, 2023It seems to have smoothed the way a bit and will hopefully speed up the process for a few teams.
new law decree law 38/2021 It envisages the transfer of so-called surface rights to clubs free of charge for 99 years, a move that allows sports clubs to work towards strengthening the asset value of structures through restoration or reconstruction intervention. Such a long transfer window should change the cards on the table because in this world clubs will have an opportunity they can trust. a forward-looking legacy impactThe chances of getting financing are much higher.
The stadiums of Juventus and Udinese were built with this logic, but they remain exceptions to this day. It is expected that such operations will become normal with the new legislation. There free transfer guarantees all partiesThis includes Municipalities who find themselves with a revalued asset following transfers, which they can recapture in the event of the club’s bankruptcy, for example.
Finally, the new law on stadiums simplifies the administrative part, which is tightly linked to the construction or renovation of stadiums. After completing the steps required for municipalities according to the accelerated process; clubs will then have to focus on final projectsIt was created based on various indicators of municipalities. The last step immediately after the service conference is the signing of contracts.
Bologna, Milan, Inter, Fiorentina, Cagliari: what will be the next stadiums
Italy will host the European Championship in 2032. Last July, Italy’s candidacy was also joined by Turkey’s: the two countries decided to join forces rather than fight for the post, with the preliminary groups split between the two countries and with five stadiums per country. . Euro 2032 itself, definitive step towards constructionor at least restructuring some stadiums.
Cagliari and Bologna are undoubtedly on the launch pad. Sardinians already have a project approved to leave the municipality, they are just waiting for the bureaucratic part to be completed. Bologna, after deciding Renewing Dall’AraInstead of building a new facility, it is waiting for the final green light from the management.
Joey Saputo’s club plans to play its first match at the new facility by 2027. A new facility will be establishedMost of the cost, estimated at approximately 200 million euros, will be covered by the Municipality of Bologna, which will then continue to own the building.
But this is a classic Italian soap opera from the Stadio Franchi in Florence. Viola president Rocco Commisso had been ready to start work for years, but first the piles were demolished and then the demolition of parts of the stadium considered to be of historical importance. European Commission’s doubtsUnconvinced to finance the works through Pnrr, the company slowed down the renovation process, which was supposed to cost around 150 million euros.
Finally, there is the mother of all Italian stadium-related cases: San Siro. After an endless back and forth between the Milan municipality, Inter and Milan, it seems that both the Rossoneri and the Nerazzurri Abandon the idea of rebuilding in the Meazza area. While the Devils now seem to have chosen the San Donato region, Inter seem to be turning to Rozzano.