The final of this season’s Coppa Italia between Atalanta and Juventus will be held at Mapei Stadium, home of Sassuolo, on May 19.
It will mark the first time since 2007 that a city other than Rome has hosted the final of the competition. Mapei Stadium also hosted the Supercoppa Italiana in January after Lega Serie A opted to return the match to domestic soil following two editions in Saudi Arabia.
Mapei Stadium has a capacity of 21,000 and also serves as the home of Serie B team AC Reggiana. It remains to be seen whether fans will be permitted for the Coppa Italia final next month.
Lega Serie A chief executive Luigi De Siervo said: “We thank the Emilia-Romagna region and its president Stefano Bonaccini who have shown, once again, great availability and closeness to Italian sport and football.
“After the success of the Supercoppa last January, we are happy to return to a modern and functional facility such as the Mapei Stadium where, thanks to the support and collaboration of US Sassuolo, we will be able to organise this match in the best possible way.”
Bonaccini added: “This announcement confirms the centrality that this region has assumed on a sporting level, an increasing crossroads of national and international events: events that bring attention and interest to our territory, with sport as a universal language recognised as such everywhere and by everyone.”
The Emilia-Romagna region will also host a Formula 1 race this month, as well as four stages of the Giro d’Italia cycling event.
Rome’s Stadio Olimpico has hosted the Coppa Italia final since 2008.
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