Italian Serie A side, Atalanta, have revealed plans for the renovation of their home ground, Stadio Atleti Azzurri d’Italia.
Fans of the club have been promised a major modernisation for years to follow the Juventus model of giving their stadium a more ‘English’ feel.
Bergamopost.it gathered the plans, which were revealed by the Club’s President, Antonio Percassi, the mayor of Bergamo, Giorgio Gori, and architect, Mauro Piantelli.
There are currently builders on site seven days a week who are making noticeable improvements on a daily basis as they look to have the first phase of the project completed by the end of August, in time for the beginning of the 2015-16 Serie A season.
The complete project will look to renovate the entire stadium, starting with the Creberg Stand.
The new look stand will have improved access for disabled supporters, which will see the overall capacity of the stadium reduced from 24,300 to 22,000. However, these seats will be recovered following the renovation of other parts of the ground. It has also been noted that most of the seats lost were those known for having an impaired view of the pitch.
A much celebrated aspect of the renovation will be the removal of the glass separating the supporters from the playing field, in one of the moves to make the stadium more Anglicised.
In terms of funding the stadium, Atalanta will contribute between €2.2-2.4m of the €3.5m total, with the city of Bergamo funding the remainder of the project.
Image: One of the proposed new stands in the Stadio Atleti Azzurri d’Italia.