Parma, 15 December 2020Kyle Krause and a delegation from Parma Calcio visited the Town Hall this morning. Krause was received by Parma’s mayor Federico Pizzarotti and his deputy Marco Bosi to discuss the project to redevelop the Stadio Ennio Tardini.

The ownership confirmed the Club’s will to invest resources into the works, and also expressed a desire to review the project and therefore develop a new proposal to present to the Comune di Parma, through a project that would involve the city and all stakeholders. The Club, in fact, withdrew the previously submitted proposal and the meeting yielded a high amount of agreement between the two parties, in which a process has begun that will lead to an entirely new project.

There was a lot of satisfaction on the part of the city’s leadership. “We’re really pleased with the commitment that the Club’s ownership has made to the city, showing a real desire to invest in the local area, taking into the accounts the request from parties in the area as well,” said mayor Federico Pizzarotti. The mayor’s opinions were echoed by his deputy Marco Bosi, “The redevelopment of the Stadium is beneficial not only to Parma Calcio but to the entire city. The most important thing is to emerge from today is the willingness to restructure the site alongside the city itself. The stadium should become a space for everyone, not just fans. The process that has begun today will keep us very busy in the coming months.”

Kyle Krause said, “A world-class football team needs a world-class stadium. I’m enthusiastic to guide this important redevelopment works together with the mayor, deputy-mayor and the city’s technical staff, who are as enthusiastic as I am to guarantee that the beautiful city of Parma has the stadium it deserves.”

This will, therefore, be a stadium to tackle the challenges of tomorrow. Tradition and innovation united to grant the Club a comfortable, attractive, sustainable, safer and more up-to-date stadium that meets the needs of the team, fans and the city.