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FC Empoli Stadium
Nuovo Stadio Carlo Castellani​

FC Empoli is based in the town of Empoli (Florence metro area, Tuscany region, Italy)
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The old Stadio Carlo Castellani, built in 1960s, will get an huge restyling / upgrade.


Today, the City Council and the football team presented the new property stadium of FC Empoli during a press conference.


According to plans the new stadium with a capacity of 20,266 seats.
The stadium will also include FC Empoli Museum, stores, restaurants, services.






















http://www.pianetaempoli.it/nasce-il-nuovo-stadio-castellani/
http://www.ilnapolista.it/2017/04/lempoli-presenta-stadio-castellani-20mila-posti-spalti-vicini-campo/
https://www.facebook.com/empolifcofficialpage/posts/1917545805199260
 

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If google translate worked correctly, they will break down all stands, except for the current tribuna maratona, move the pitch closer to that stand and build the new stands around it?
 

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yes that is correct. they will start with the southern stand, then the northern and then the main stand. and it will reach a bit more than 20.000 seats.
Works will start at the end of 2017-beginnig of 2018. hopefully
 

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Great stadium with the right capacity, but a shame they don't put seats in the corners.
Though Empoli have a low average of 7.500 spectators I'm sure a modern arena will lead to an increase of around 5000 people.
Other clubs should build new 20.000-50.000 seater stadiums.
 

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As I already said you in other threads: there is a new law about construction of new stadia.
Juventus Stadium is the only example of a new stadium built according to an old law, so with different times and bureaucratic steps.
However, this is the thread of Empoli Stadium. Let's stay in topic :)
 

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As I already said you in other threads: there is a new law about construction of new stadia.
Juventus Stadium is the only example of a new stadium built according to an old law, so with different times and bureaucratic steps.
However, this is the thread of Empoli Stadium. Let's stay in topic :)
Look at the process Roma have had to go through and are still going through.

Hopefully Empoli can be more like Udinese. I think it's a lot easier to rebuild old grounds there than build a new stadium on a different site.
 

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Empoli FC and Pessina - an Italian construction company- have signed a deal for the construction of the new stadium which will be realized in project financing.

The project involves the demolition of three tribunes out of four of the current stadium and rebuilt with cutting-edge materials. The fourth tribune, Maratona, remains in place but it will be integrated with the rest of the sports facility. Unlike the old municipal stadium, the new stadium has no athletics track; it is equiped with all modern services and was conceived to have zero carbon emissions.

The project also provides for the construction of 21 Sky boxes; press stand (200 seats); areas to be used by teams, referees, masseurs and doctors; spaces for families; shops and restaurants; 20,000 sqm of parkings; a new road connection between the stadium and the "Tosco-Romagnola" State Road 67.

The investment for the stadium amounts to nearly 30 million euros.
https://marcobellinazzo.blog.ilsole24ore.com/2018/10/14/empoli-sottoscritto-laccordo-per-il-rifacimento-dello-stadio-castellani/
http://iltirreno.gelocal.it/empoli/sport/2018/10/13/news/pessina-entro-2-anni-l-empoli-giochera-nel-nuovo-castellani-1.17349766
https://www.calciomercato.com/news/empoli-29-milioni-per-il-nuovo-stadio-16650
 

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I understand wanting to build as big as you can get away with at the time of planning, but I think 20,000 is too much for Empoli. Only about 10,000 came to see them play Roma, with the highest attendance this season being 13,890 against AC Milan. The town of Empoli has a population under 50,000, so there's not a huge well of local fans that they can tap either. That said, the stadium as it currently exists in an abomination – thankfully something is finally being done across Europe about athletics tracks in football stadia.
 

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I understand wanting to build as big as you can get away with at the time of planning, but I think 20,000 is too much for Empoli. Only about 10,000 came to see them play Roma, with the highest attendance this season being 13,890 against AC Milan. The town of Empoli has a population under 50,000, so there's not a huge well of local fans that they can tap either. That said, the stadium as it currently exists in an abomination – thankfully something is finally being done across Europe about athletics tracks in football stadia.

You have to consider that the current stadium is ugly, far from the field, no roof, and the two ends are temporary stands... A supporter is not encouraged to see the match
 

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This year also the football teams of Sassuolo (41,000 inh.) and Frosinone (46,000 inh.) play in Serie A.
Only at the end of this championship will we see if they manage to remain in Serie A or retrocede to Serie B. And if there will be new entries or old returns. :)
 

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