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‘Others would welcome us’, Udinese threaten to leave Dacia Arena

Tue 08 June 2021 | 19:36

Serie A side Udinese have revealed plans to leave Dacia Arena and want their €48.5m investment back after an anti-corruption investigation was opened.

In the observations of the ANAC contest the surety presented by


in 2013 after the signing of the contract, the naming of the stadium, and the omitted control by the Municipality on the annual maintenance works of the plant.

The company’s goal is therefore to terminate the 99-year agreement signed with the Municipality in 2013 and find another home for the Bianconeri.

Udinese reacted angrily and CEO

Alberto Rigotto

threatened to walk away from the Dacia Arena.

“Udinese consider this the straw that broke the camel’s back,”

said Rigotto in La Gazzetta dello Sport


“We will therefore ask to terminate the agreement, as we are ready to get out of the way, seeing as we are not wanted.

“We won’t ask for any damages, but only the return of the sum we invested ahead of time, circa €48.5m. There are other councils in the area that would welcome us with open arms. We’re already in contact with others and could build a stadium elsewhere.

“We are in talks with Pasian di Prato, but there are other councils too. I have projects at the ready.”

source: SportMob