Genoa: Extended maintenance at the Luigi Ferraris Stadium

Designed by Gregotti Associati for the 1990 World Cup, the stadium currently named after Luigi Ferraris is undergoing a general renovation.

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Designed by Gregotti Associati for the 1990 World Cup, the one that replaced the old Marassi stadium and is now named after Luigi Ferraris is currently undergoing a general renovation in order to make it more functional in relation to current needs, sports, security but also communication (here are the interventions to renew the press / TV).
While the replacement of the turf and the LED lighting system of the upper grandstand were completed at the end of summer, the renovation of the sky boxes and the hospitality area are nearing completion.


The next batch of interventions will start at the end of the championship and will concern the Distinti area, in particular that of the changing rooms with the creation of a ” large room ” for the visiting team.
The old turf of the stadium has been replaced with the Mixto ® system, which combines the qualities of natural with the strength of synthetic fiber.
Once the old turf and the underlying top soil had been removed, the new drainage system was formed and the new irrigation system built. The new substrate was then brought back and, after its levelling, the pre-cultivated clods of Mixto ® were laid.


The system consists of a synthetic grass matrix, stabilised with a 25 mm layer of pure silica sand, within which the natural grass is sown and cultivated. This – consisting of four different varieties of lolium perenne – grows by rooting below the polyethylene backing on which the artificial grass is woven.
The artificial grass consists of a yarn, also made of polyethylene, with an exclusive double-S shape in two shades of green, reinforced in the central part. The apparent result is a natural carpet, but characterized by a much higher resistance to stress than that of the grass.