Tuesday August 8 2017
Official: Atalanta buy stadium

The Comune di Bergamo has officially announced that Atalanta have bought the Stadio Atleti Azzurri d’Italia.

The Orobici were named as the preferred bidder for the ground back in May, having agreed to pay 10 per cent more than the asking price.

Today it has been confirmed that the contract has been signed, which means the club will pay €8,608,600 to own the arena, with a further €2.6m for the partial redevelopment of the ground carried out in 2015.

Atalanta now have two months to present their plan to redevelop the stadium, which will include rebuilding the two curve.

There’s also 2,000m set aside for commercial and tertiary functions, and a six-year lease worth €25,000 per year has been agreed for the Lazzaretto car park.