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Atalanta gets green light for final stage of stadium revamp

The city council in Bergamo, Italy has given Serie A club Atalanta the go-ahead to proceed with the final stage of its stadium redevelopment project.

The work will focus on the South Stand at Atalanta’s Gewiss Stadium and is scheduled to begin in June 2023, following the conclusion of the Serie A season. It is expected that the work will take over a year to carry out.

Gewiss Stadium’s capacity will increase to 24,000 as a result of the project, which will include new underground parking and a new square outside of the ground. The project will also incorporate a wider renovation of the nearby area, including the market square and the Lazzaretto concert space.

Atalanta will still be able to play at Gewiss Stadium while the work is carried out.

In April 2021, Atalanta detailed plans to commence work on the final phase of the project by September of the same year, but a new date has now been set.

The final stage of the project comes after the redevelopment of Atalanta’s Pisani and Rinascimento stands.

In August 2020, Atalanta signed a wide-ranging partnership with banking group Intesa Sanpaolo that covered sponsorship rights and financing of the club’s stadium project.

Gewiss, a company which offers solutions and products for home automation, energy and lighting, signed on as the naming-rights sponsor of the stadium ahead of the 2019-20 season. The deal will run for six seasons.

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