Allianz Parque (Arena Palestra Itália)
|Target capacity||45 000|
|Category||Construction in progress|
|Construction||2010 - 04.2013|
|Cost||330 mln R$|
Description: Allianz Parque
Construction of the stadium in the place of its predecessor began in 2010. Interestingly, not all of the old stands were dismantled, historical northern curve was left and incorporated into the redeveloped seating layout.
For this reason stands have an unusual shape with one end stand being curved as in athletic stadiums without the venue having a track. This was a way to provide further use for the stadium as the space between pitch and viewers may be used to install a stage and with special curtain northern part of the stands may be transformed into an indoor amphitheatre for smaller events without challenging pitch quality.
Design if the stadium was done by Portuguese Tomas Taveira, thus the strong colours used on external side. Construction process was expected to last 3 years, but is delayed and April 2013 is very unlikely to remain as work deadline.
Sao Paulo: New name announced, Allianz Parque for Palmeiras
After the record naming rights deal for the entire continent was signed, Allianz gave fans the opportunity to choose future name of Palmeiras new stadium. As expected, Allianz Parque was selected out of three options.
Sao Paulo: Allianz buys fifth stadium name, what will it be?
Fans of famous club Palmeiras have until 20 May to suggest the name that will appear on their new stadium for the next 20 years. Though temporarily the ground was known as Arena Palestra Italia (honouring the predecessor), it’s going to be Allianz… something.
Sao Paulo: Tragedy at Palestra Itália
One worker was killed and another injured as large concrete prefabs fell off the upper balcony. It's not clear at this point, what caused the accident and how it may influence the project. Palmeiras announced they will mourn the deceased worker in their upcoming game.