The City Council of Terni has approved a new stadium project for Italian Serie B football club Ternana.
The project will see Ternana’s current Stadio Libero Liberati transformed into a new venue with a capacity of 18,037. The project, which Ternana officially presented in February, also includes the construction of a state-of-the-art clinic.
The current stadium has a capacity of 15,000 seats, of which only 5,300 are covered. The new stadium would feature completely covered stands and would also incorporate a new club museum.
The new clinic would provide space for 203 beds, with Ternana president Stefano Bandecchi stating both facilities would be state-of-the-art. Bandecchi has said the stadium will be capable of hosting UEFA Champions League or FIFA World Cup matches in the future.
Nineteen council members voted in favour of the project, with six abstentions.
Ternana has played at the Libero Liberati since the stadium opened in 1969. The new project comes with a total price tag of close to €62.2m (£52.7m/$63.2m).
Project manager Sergio Anibaldi said in February that the contract to begin work on the stadium could be signed in September, with a view to commencing construction in February 2023.
It is hoped the new stadium could be finished by 2025, which would coincide with centenary celebrations for Ternana.