Monday July 23 2012
Udinese reveal new stadium plan

Udinese have outlined their plans for the redevelopment of the Stadio Friuli – with work set to begin in March 2013.

The club have obtained a 99-year right to the arena which is currently owned by the Udine city council.

Udinese have confirmed that the new stadium will have a capacity of around 25,000.

The running track which currently surrounds the pitch will be scrapped, as the stands will be brought closer to the field of play.

“We want to take a step up in quality with this move,” stated club patron Gianpaolo Pozzo. “We want to get our fans away from their televisions and bring them to the stadium to support the players.”

Udinese are following in the footsteps of Juventus who replaced the old Stadio Delle Alpi with their new 41,000 Juventus Stadium last year.