May 23 – Juventus has said it plans to build a new stadium specifically for its women’s and youth teams near to its Allianz Stadium.
The idea of a second stadium has been mooted for a while at Juventus and while club president Andrea Agnelli has previously denied that these discussions have taken place, Juventus now push on with providing their women’s and youth teams with a specific stadium in move designed to centralize matches and generate bigger interest and attendances.
The venue would have a capacity of between 3,500 and 5,000 and be in the same Continassa district of Turin as the Allianz Stadium. “Investments in the real estate sector are planned to finally give a home to the women and the Under-23s, in order to allow them to play in Turin and not in Novara or in Alessandria,” said Agnelli.
At the moment, Juventus women’s team stage their domestic fixtures in Vivovo at a 400-capacity ground about 15 kilometres from Turin. They switch their home base for European fixtures, playing in Novara. Juventus’s U-23 team host their games in Alessandria.
This season Juventus set an Italian record for attendance at a women’s game as 39,000 flocked to the Allianz Stadium for a match with Fiorentina. Juventus women won the domestic double to stamp their authority on the Italian game.
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