Thursday November 22 2012
Sampdoria nearing new stadium

Sampdoria are on the verge of clearing a proposal to build a new stadium in Genoa, according to the club's President.

Riccardo Garrone has confirmed that he is confident that the city council will accept their proposal of building a new ground in the near future.

“We have a lot of confidence in the new stadium,” he told reporters. “We have carefully put together this proposal.

“The next stage now is to get everything cleared legally. And then once that's done, we can then go to the city council.

“I am optimistic though, it's going to be a good structure.”

The Bluerchiati have shared the Stadio Luigi Ferraris with fierce rivals Genoa since 1946.