The Benito Stirpe stadium of Frosinone represents Italy in the competition for the “stadium of the year 2017”

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Tuesday, February 20, 2018

The Benito Stirpe stadium, competing for the title of Stadium of the year 2017

The Stadio Benito Stirpe of Frosinone has been included in the list of 27 sports facilities competing for the Stadium of the year title of 2017.

The stadium, opened on 28 September 2017 and capable of 16.227 seats all covered, has arrived at the candidacy without yet having suffered losses having totalled nine wins and four draws in Serie B 2017-2018. The Benito Stirpe, owned by Frosinone Calcio, costing about 20 million euro, competes for the title as the sole representative of the Italian stadiums, receiving the baton from the Friuli Stadium of Udine, which had participated in the previous edition.

The Benito Stirpe stadium is the third modern facility in Italy directly managed by a football club, after those of Juventus (Allianz Stadium, completed in 2011) and Udinese (Friuli Stadium, completed in 2013). It is also the third stage in Lazio for capacity, after the two main stadia in Rome (the Stadio Olimpico and the Stadio Flaminio), as well as the largest in the province of Frosinone.

The competition, hosted by and now in its eighth edition, saw the victory of the Vodafone Arena of Beşiktaş J.K. and the Olympic Stadium in London. The Benito Stirpe was included in a selection including, among other facilities, the Wanda Metropolitano of Madrid (home of the Champions League final in 2019), the Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta (1.5 billion dollars), the Lužniki stadium of Moscow (home of the FIFA World Cup finals in 2018) and the Saint Petersburg Stadium (also used in Russia 2018).

There will be two-prize nominations: a technical one concerning the design and one concerning the popularity among the public. The first is about a jury of technicians and designers including, among others, Nick Birmingham (Arup Associates, London), Riccardo Cestari (London), Bünyamin Derman (DB Architects, Istanbul), Maria Sipińska-Małaszyńska (APA Sipińska Małaszyński, Warsaw) and Sergei Tchoban (SPEECH, Berlin / Moscow). The second, the so-called “Public Award”, consists of an on-line vote.

On March 7, 2018 the final ranking was announced, in which the Benito Stirpe stadium was positioned at the nineteenth place.


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