After a great season concluded with the promotion to the Italian Serie B, Venezia is already facing the stadium issue. The club owned by American lawyer Joe Tacopina presented a derogation to play its home matches at Dacia Arena, Del Neri’s Udinese home.
Logistics reasons convinced Venezia’s management to carry out this request. Penzo stadium, the facility where inzaghi’s team played last season Lega Pro’s games is located in the lagoon and it’s certainly not easy to reach especially for those coming from far.
But this is not the only motivation. In fact, Venezia must also comply with the infrastructural criteria of FIGC. Tacopina’s club is now waiting for the official decisions that will be taken by the federal bodies.
This is the statement published on Venezia’s official website:
“Venezia FC announces that it has filed an application for a derogation to play the domestic games of the 2017-18 Serie B season at the Stadio Friuli – Dacia Arena in Udine.
The request was made to comply with the deadline of FIGC’s Infrastructure Policy dated June 20th, 2017. Venezia FC also reports that the restoration of the P.L. Penzo stadium has already begun and should end by mid-July to allow the club to play its first official game of the next season in front of its supporters.
Venezia FC thanks Udinese FC, the Municipality of Udine, the Prefect of Udine Vittorio Zappalorto, the Superintendent of Udine Claudio Cracovia and the Prefect of Venice Carlo Boffi for the active collaboration provided.“