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Parma Calcio reveal stadium redesign plans

Italian Serie A football club Parma Calcio has unveiled the designs for the revamp of its Stadio Tardini.

Architectural firm Studio Zoppini revealed renderings of how the renovated venue will look.

“A stadium for Parma, inspired by Parma” is the slogan Parma Calcio 1913 has given to the ambitious project.

The Crociati presented, via video, their vision for an innovative, inclusive, environmentally sustainable and multifunctional stadium for the city and the club’s fans.

Using this fundamental idea-sharing process as an initial base – and never forgetting the history and tradition of the ducal city – Studio Zoppini has been able to draw up this first rendering of what the new Tardini will look like.

In the coming weeks, the architecture studio, which was nominated by the Krause Group, will refine and finalise the project, always paying the utmost attention to the needs expressed by the club, its fans and by the city.

The new Tardini will be a futuristic stadium, which will stand as an example of innovation for decades to come.

It will be a multifunctional facility that can be used by the community throughout the whole week, not just on match days.

It will therefore provide a new home for Parma and its fans but also a multipurpose space for the entire local community, who – via the survey done by Parma – have already expressed a favourable opinion towards the renovation of the stadium on the current grounds, furthermore underlining the importance that it should become a facility open throughout the week.

Parma Calcio’s investment displays, once again, just what Club President Kyle Krause means when he speaks of a long-term project. The new Tardini will be a fundamental aspect of city life and the life of the team over the coming century. Krause said:

The Stadio Tardini has been in its current position for a hundred years and is iconic for Parma, the fans and the whole city. We have recently begun an undertaking to reassure you all that it shall remain where it is now, regenerated for another century. 

What we have planned is an important investment for the Krause Group, and we’re so proud to be able to share our vision with Parma residents and with our fans and supporters all over the world.

We aim to provide the city of Parma with a modern and multifunctional space that is available to everybody, with the utmost attention paid to the needs of the local area. I’m proud of this project and I can’t wait to support Parma alongside our fans in the new Tardini, and to be able to do it for the coming decades.

Architect Alessandro Zoppini said:

It’s an honour to be able to work in a city with such a great history and with a team as prestigious as Parma – and for an international group as well-renowned as the Krause Group. Our project will give life to a sustainable stadium with a unique atmosphere: a renovated home, in which the fans will be close to the action.

The new Tardini, which is inspired by the past and the history of Parma yet projected to the future, will provide more than 20,000m2 of public spaces, open every day at the service of the community and, above all, the next generation, becoming a place of gathering and inclusion. Its unique and innovative nature will see it become a point of reference for future stadia and an icon for the city.

Mayor of Parma Federico Pizzarotti added:

The process to get the new stadium, which has reached an important stage, will require the involvement of everybody: citizens and the various leaders in the city, Parma Calcio and the local government

We have always maintained that the realisation of the new stadium ought to be a common journey with the club and with local residents, and it will continue to be just that. The dream is to renovate the Tardini, integrating it even more into the local area and the city, and bring it to life through a project that falls completely under the banner of sustainability and environmental quality. I want to thank Parma Calcio and my fellow citizens; this is an alliance that benefits all of Parma.

Images Studio Zoppini