Juventus chairman Andrea Agnelli has revealed a plan is in place to develop a dedicated stadium for the Italian Serie A football club’s women’s and Under-23 teams.
The women’s team, who last month won their second consecutive Serie A title, and the Under-23 squad currently play away from the Continassa area of Turin which is the home of the Allianz Stadium.
The prospect of a new stadium, which could have a seating capacity of between 3,500 and 5,000, was first raised last summer but was believed to have put on the backburner. However, Agnelli has returned the project to the agenda when commenting on Juventus’ future plans.
“Investments in the real estate sector are planned to finally give a home to the women and the Under-23 teams, in order to allow them to play in Turin and not around Piemonte, Novara (where the women’s team has played its Uefa Champions League matches) or in Alessandria (which this year was the home of the Under-23 team),” Agnelli said, according to Italian newspaper Tuttosport.
Broadcaster Fox Sports Italia said the new stadium could be built on the site of PalaTorino, a sports and concert arena that opened in 1994 but has been out of use since 2011.