The President Viola Rocco Commisso shows to the press the progress of the works in the realization of the Viola Park, the sports center of Fiorentina which will rise in Bagno a Ripoli on the border with Florence. Works that, having passed the permits and authorizations phase and resolved the compatibility with the discovery of Roman remains, proceed swiftly, with a declared objective: “We hope to be able to celebrate Christmas 2002 here” says architect Marco Casamonti, author of the project and who guides the visit together with Commisso and general manager Joe Barone. This is a large investment (87 million euros) that will equip Fiorentina and Florence (indeed, the metropolitan area, given the fundamental role of the Municipality of Bagno a Ripoli in the whole affair) with a state-of-the-art facility at an international level. , with 25 hectares, 10 playing fields (including two mini-stadiums, one for 1500 and the other for 3000 spectators), buildings where the boys of the youth teams, the players of the first women’s team and the players of the men’s first team will live.
Speaking of Viola Park, architect Casamonti explained that “the first 3 buildings to be completed will be those for young people, women, the media center and villas, with 15 months of work. Then the first men’s team and the rest in 18 months, time calculated from last March “.
In the new structure (which will have a V-shape, like the name Viola, clearly visible from above) there will be lots of greenery, a lake of about 3 thousand square meters, and a 25-meter swimming pool, as well as two other smaller pools. We are waiting _ Casamonti continued _ that the Municipality of Bagno a Ripoli expropriates the land for parking, and that the Municipality of Florence builds the tramway as a primary work.