Italian Serie A football club Atalanta has detailed the first stage of redevelopment plans for the Stadio Atleti Azzurri d’Italia.

The stadium’s capacity is set to be boosted from 21,300 to 24,000 as part of a €40m (£34.6m/$44.6m) project that will be completed in 2021.

Following the home match against Udinese later today (Monday), the Bergamo-based club will begin work on the Curva Nord stand at the Stadio Atleti Azzurri d’Italia. Atalanta had previously confirmed that its final two home games of the 2018-19 season, against Genoa and Sassuolo, would be played at the Mapei Stadium, home of Sassuolo.

A week’s worth of preparation work will be carried out in the Curva Nord before it is demolished on May 7. It is hoped the first stage of the work will be completed by September 22.

Work on the Curva Morosini stand will then be finalised next summer, before the Ubi section is finished in 2021.

Last October, the City of Bergamo reached an agreement for a building permit to carry out the three-stage development project for the Stadio Atleti Azzurri d’Italia, Atalanta’s home since 1928.

The club purchased the stadium from the local council in August 2017 for an overall fee of €11.2m.

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