|Cost||40 mln €|
|Construction||06.2013 - 12.2015|
Stadio Friuli – design description
Along the redevelopment plans only current main grandstand with its massive roof is to be retained. All other sections will be torn and new stands will be built right behind the pitch down (starting with south, then east and then north end), without the existing running track.
Behind the new seats sloped ground was to create extensive access routes, a pedestal of sort. No infrastructure was planned under the terracing, all catering and sanitary facilities are to be atop the stand. This was first seen as cost-cutting measure, but eventually such solution wasn't pursued. Instead, additional spaces for leisure and commercial outlets was created on field level (-1), while facilities for fans during matchday were fitted above.
Initial capacity of the revamped stadium was expected to be just below 30,000, but it was later revised to over 25,000. What hasn't changed since 2012 was the phased development that saw first the new north, east and finally south stand built.
Italy: Udinese to cover main grandstand with synthetic grass
Although it was renovated just a couple years back, the main stand of Stadio Friuli (now Dacia Arena) will undergo further changes. Diamong-pattern façade and synthetic-grass roof are to change its appearance.
New stadium: Udinese made it, Dacia Arena inaugurated
One of Italy’s most ambitious football clubs got ahead of most Serie A contenders by opening the league’s third private stadium. But owners of the biggest one came and defeated Udinese 4:0.
Italy: Udinese stadium complete, renamed Dacia Arena
Along with 2015, reconstruction of Stadio Friuli has ended. And so did an era of the old name. From now on the stadium will be named Dacia Arena, just as it was rumoured for a long time.
Udine: First seats installed at Friuli’s new north stand
Udinese fans began to grow curious, even concerned over the new seats installed at the north stand. The reason is their colour: blue. The club assures it’s only a test and the eventual seating layout is yet to be decided.
Udine: Demolition of Stadio Friuli launched
With several months of delay the demolition of three landfill stands began at Udinese’s Stadio Friuli. In late 2015 the stadium should be completely redeveloped, should all go as planned.
Italy: Udinese secures stadium financing
Though works are already going on inside Stadio Friuli, it's only now that Udinese secured majority of the funding. Club owner compared this to winning Serie A title.
New construction: Stadio Friuli
After Juventus Stadium this will be only the second such modern ground in Italy, but... Rome wasn't built in a day? It doesn't fit entirely, but anyway, before we see first works at AS Roma's new Roman stadium, you should definitely check Udinese's project progress.
Italy: Trieste to house Udinese and Cagliari
Upcoming Serie A season won't be easy for the two teams that have no home. Cagliari still struggle to be granted safety certificate, while Udinese just launched complete redevelopment of their stadium.
Italy: Udinese announces ground-breaking!
After 10 years of struggle the Serie A side had just one step to make and it proved really easy. As officials announced yesterday, redevelopment of Stadio Friuli is to begin on May 13.
New design: Udinese given green light to reconstruct their stadium
Plans to build three new stands at Stadio Friuli just received approval from both football and Olympic governing bodies. And after Udinese has already claimed 99-year lease of the ground from the city, works are to start within months.