The Stadium Consultancy prepares the concept for the redevelopment for Stadio San Nicola of FC Bari. The project is part of a programme of the Italian Lega Nazionale Professionisti Serie B (B Futura) to support their member clubs in the upgrading of their stadium infrastructure.
The stadium has been built for the FIFA World Cup 1990, and hosted 3 group stage matches, a round of 16 match and the match for the 3rd place . One year later, Stadio San Nicola hosted the European Cup I final between Red Star Beograd and Olympique de Marseille.
The objective of the project is to redevelop this 58,000 seat capacity stadium into a stadium of minimum 35,000 capacity. The ambience and fan experience of the stadium will be improved by deleting the athletics track and moving all stands closer to the pitch, whilst maintaining the design intent of the original design by Renzo Piano.
In addition, it is proposed to add approx. 42,000 m2 of commercial area to the stadium programme. The Stadium Consultancy is responsible for preparing the overall project plan, financial feasibility study, employers’ requirements), concept design and site masterplan.