Another modern stadium growing in Italy as we speak, even if it’s significantly less impressive than you’d expect. But it will meet the needs of Frosinone Calcio, who aim at becoming a regular Serie A contender.
They were relegated from Serie A earlier this year, but now Frosinone Calcio are attempting to return, currently occupying 3rd place. But even before their last campaign ended, they were already in the process of changing stadiums. The old Stadio Comunale de Matusa was approved for Serie A only conditionally, forcing them to look for an alternative.
And they didn’t have to look far, just 1.5 km west of their current stadium. Stadio Benito Stirpe is old and underused, it also offers only one grandstand. But at the same time this means a lot of room for redevelopment.
Frosinone had thus singed a 90-year lease and offered to invest private resources in redevelopment. Roughly €6 million will result in capacity reaching 16,500 seats, all covered. While vast majority of the seats will only be installed on temporary tubular stands, the main one will also provide significant hospitality areas.
The project began back in 2015 with partial improvement, though bulk of works are to be carried out in 2016, to allow reopening of the complete stadium in early 2017.
With new corporate facilities, comfort and good sightlines for all viewers, it’s not important that technologically it won’t be advanced. The new stadium is another step in modernizing Italian football infrastructure.