Stadio della Fiorentina
|Cost||€ 420 mln|
|Construction||2019 - 2021|
Description: Stadio della Fiorentina
Fiorentina’s new stadium is expected to stand within the current Mercafir market in north-eastern Florence. The site is close the airport, has a highway running through it and two existing passenger railway stations, which makes it the city’s most suitable plot for such large stadium.
The 40,000-seater will be at the heart of 48 hectares earmarked for the development. Along its primary football use, it will comprise a training centre, 200-bed hotel, 7.7 hectares of Fiorentina Village (commercial/office complex), 4.5 hectares of public parking and a well-landscaped plaza next to the stadium. Also, a new train station will be created within the plot.
The stadium itself will be simple, symmetric and elegant, as designed by Italian branch of world-famous Arup. Shiny metallic finishing and wavy shape of both the façade and stands should give a great impression inside and out. At night LED illumination will make the building come alive, also providing one of the first halos around the entire inner edge of the roof.
LED lighting will be used throughout the building to cut energy consumption and two other environment-friendly features are to be used: photovoltaic panels and rainwater collection system. Together with ancillary uses this should give the building the desired LEED Gold standard.
The stadium will bring a major shift in matchday experience, eliminating paper tickets and cash. Fans will be able to buy tickets, purchase merchandise and watch replays all with just their mobiles, thanks to the building’s fast internet connection.
Florence: Relocation or revitalisation?
Fiorentina has confirmed it would not participate in the tender for Mercafir grounds. The club has now been confirmed to be in contact with on more town outside of Florence. But local architects plea for Viola to remain at renovated Artemio Franchi.
Florence: Fiorentina looking for land outside the city
Tender for the long-desired Mercafir plot is now open but Fiorentina argue conditions make it prohibitive. Thus the new plan: looking around Florence to find cheaper suitable piece of land.
Florence: A step forward for Fiorentina’s stadium plans
As reported by an Italian newspaper La Repubblica, Florence municipals agreed to sell the area for possible construction of Fiorentina’s new stadium. The mayor of the city, Dario Nardella anticipates, that the stadium could be ready in 48 months.
Florence: What’s new with Fiorentina’s stadium plans?
According to Rocco Commisso, ACF Fiorentina owner, the construction of the new stadium is not the only possibility considered by the club. Renovation of Stadio Artemio Franchi could be an alternative.
Florence: Viola still working, Mercafir impatient
While Fiorentina has 5 more months to deliver complete project paperwork, the trade center standing in the place of potential stadium needs renovation before it's demolished.
Florence: Fiorentina again ask for more time
The project isn't finalised, funding structure isn't secured yet and the deadline was to end in 10 days. That's why Fiorentine asked for the second prolongation of the deadline.
Florence: Fiorentina ownership shakes up stadium plans
Sudden announcement that Fiorentina is for sale sparked controversy and begs the question: what about the owners' stadium plan? It might be off the table.
New design: “Purple Renaissance” of Fiorentina
Finally, after 6 years of waiting we know the design of Fiorentina’s new stadium. It might put “Viola” on top of Serie A in terms of how connected fans will be. But it’s a magnificent stadium either way you look.