Atalanta president assures the city that his club will redevelop the stadium without public support. But first they need to get hold of a 99-year lease from the municipality.
Antonio Percassi, the president of Serie A side Atalanta, declared the will to completely revamp Stadio Atleti Azzurri d'Italia. “If the council gives us a lease for 99 years, like the one Udinese have, then we will take the initiative for the stadium.
He went on to explain the phases: “Our project is already drawn up and will be presented in detail before the season is out. There are various stages, as we’d need to knock down the Curva Nord, then the Sud and eventually the Tribuna d’Onore”.
Last one wouldn’t be torn down, but reconstructed with new seats and a commercial expansion outside. Altogether this should give Atalanta a football-specific stadium it’s currently lacking. The existing structure dates back to 1928 and offers very poor sightlines with little infrastructure.