By Football Italian staff A new stadium for Parma has been unveiled by the club, with the construction company JESCO in charge of the project.
The new stadium will have a capacity of 15,000 and is the first of its kind in Italy.
The €7.7m project will cost about €200m.
Parma FC chairman Giuseppe Mancini told L’Equipe that he is not sure how the new stadium would fit into the club’s plans, but he hopes it will attract fans from all over the country.
“We are not planning to be the biggest club in the country, but we will certainly be a good player in the future,” he said.
“We have a stadium which will make our fans happy.”
It is a great moment for Piedmont, a club which has been around for 40 years.
“Now we can start building a new stadium which is a good addition to the city.”JESCO is a joint venture between Parma and Piedma, and is based in Sicily, in the Sicilian region of Liguria.
The firm was founded in 2015, with Italian-American entrepreneur John Pascuzzo taking over in 2016.
The project will be financed by Parma’s debt, and JESCo is currently operating under a special €10m loan from the club.
In 2014, Parma won the Serie A title, and in 2016, Piedmons club won the Europa League.
The club’s owner, Roberto Fincantini, has previously said he expects to sell Piedmenia in 2019.
Piedmont are currently under contract until 2021, with JESco expected to take over in 2022.