On Wednesday, Rocco Commisso and Fiorentina released the following statement on the acquisition of land for their new Centro Sportivo in Bagno a Ripoli.
The acquisition of the site that will become the new Fiorentina training ground in the Municipality of Bagno a Ripoli was completed on Wednesday.
After acquiring the remaining part of the site – which the club had already optioned – from Società Veronica on Wednesday, Fiorentina is now in possession of all the land it requires to build the new training ground over the next two years. At 25 hectares (62 acres) in size, the training ground will be the biggest in Italy.
Work to secure and clean up the site has already begun, while the process of clearing the site of any remaining people has been successfully completed with the help of the authorities and Società Veronica.
“After only four months, we are starting to lay the foundations of our new home,” said Rocco Commisso, before setting off for Fiorentina’s match away at Sassuolo on Wednesday night. “It will be a beautiful site that will fit in seamlessly with the wonderful area of Bagno a Ripoli, respecting the environment and the natural surroundings. I want to thank the Mayor of Bagno a Ripoli, Francesco Casini for his hard work, and the architect Marco Casamonti, from Archea e Associati, for his invaluable, ongoing assistance.”
This isn’t Rocco’s first rodeo building super structures. He will add to his portfolio of beautifully designed facilities with the help of Marco Casamonti, the architect of a most amazing complex in Tuscany, Antinori nel Chianti Classico Estate.
Rocco built his $48 million Meadicom headquarters in Mediacom Park, NY, a process that began in 2011 and was completed less than two years later in 2013. This 110,000 square foot Class A office building with a 12,000 square foot storage building is set on nearly 200 beautiful acres at the base of the Adirondack Mountains. Having won 4 separate awards for architectural design, it is home to 400 employees and includes a full-service café, gym with lockers and showers, bocce courts, walking trail, outdoor patio, and two water fountains.
We at ViolaNation haven’t seen any designs for the new training facility yet, but we have no doubt that it will have a surplus of flair and personality. Stay tuned to ViolaNation for further news on the Centro Sportivo and new Stadium.