Atalanta has announced that work will commence on the final phase of the redevelopment of Gewiss Stadium following the conclusion of the 2022-23 Serie A football season this weekend.
Atalanta takes on Monza at Gewiss Stadium on Sunday, after which the bulldozers will move in to the venue. The city council in Bergamo gave the club the go ahead to proceed with the work back in August, with the last step of the multi-year project set to focus on the reconstruction of the Curva Sud Morosini, the away fans sector and the Distinti Sud, as well as construction of the adjacent underground car park and all urbanisation works envisaged in the implementation plan.
Demolition of the Curva Sud Morosini and the away sector will begin on June 8. As the Distinti Sud contains all of the technology required to operate Gewiss Stadium, its demolition will be delayed until this can be moved into the new-look Morosini.
Completion of the work is scheduled for the end of summer 2024 meaning that Atalanta will play the entire 2023-24 season with capacity at Gewiss Stadium reduced by around 3,500 seats. Atalanta has admitted that next season will be one of “great sacrifice” for its fans, but added: “At the end of summer 2024, Atalanta, Bergamo and all Nerazzurri fans will finally be able to have access to a completely renovated Gewiss Stadium, with a modern design and ready for any new future challenge.”
Gewiss Stadium’s capacity will increase to 24,000 as a result of the completed project, which will include 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.
In April 2021, Atalanta had detailed plans to commence work on the third and final phase of the project by September of the same year. The final stage of the project comes after the redevelopment of Atalanta’s Pisani and Rinascimento stands.