Years’ worth of poor planning means the Viola could be on their way out of the Stadio Artemio Franchi before the Conference League quarterfinals.
Florence mayor Dario Nardella is setting dates, but even he sounds a bit uncertain about whether the project can be completed in time and on budget.
The latest (and very delayed) effort from Nostra Italia has ground the Viola Park project to a halt yet again.
We chatted with a few more folks living in Firenze, and they uniformly stated that the stadium’s largely past the point of saving.
The Viola owner seems to be opting for a lighter touch in public, but there’s still plenty going on under that placid exterior.
After seeing a piece of the stadium literally fall off, the Viola owner sounds like he’s reaching the end of his tether.
No, Rocco Commisso isn’t thrilled.
The Viola are really moving on from the Stadio Artemio Franchi.
The Viola are taking their first steps out of the Campo di Marte and it’s a fairly big deal.
NOI STIAMO CON ROCCO - We stand in support of Rocco Commisso and Fiorentina in their effort to build
ACCVC and ATF organize a movement to convince Mayor Nardella and the city of Firenze to act in the best interest of club and city
It sounds like matters may be reaching the boiling point as the local government continues to slow play a new home for the Viola.
There’s something to be said for consistency, at least, but that’s not enough for this long-suffering fan base.
Nervi’s masterpiece is one of the most iconic arenas in Italy. On the other hand, owning one’s own stadium is worth a big pile of money.
Okay, the club has actually just started its preliminary testing of the area, but it still counts.
But hey, we hear that pretty soon, there’ll be a council vote and that progress is definitely being... okay, I can’t even pretend anymore.
The iconic stand definitely needs some love, and the mayor of Florence is ready to provide it.