Serie A club Brescia has revealed plans to redevelop its Stadio Mario Rigamonti into an English-style stadium as it prepares to return to the top flight of Italian football.
The Lombardy club, which won Serie B last season, was the subject of plans from Centrum Stadia, an Italian-Australian entity, for a new 25,000-seat stadium featuring a retractable roof.
However, this project has since stalled with Brescia instead presenting renderings of a redeveloped Rigamonti with a capacity of 19,500 seats. Brescia’s home since 1959, the Rigamonti has a current capacity of around 16,000 and is considered ill-equipped to stage Serie A football.
The renderings notably include a new-look main grandstand that will have a lower tier consisting of 23 corporate boxes. The north stand will be enlarged to a 5,000 capacity, while the south stand will be brought closer to the pitch.
The project is designed to make the Rigamonti more welcoming to fans as Brescia returns to Serie A for the first time since the 2010-11 season.
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