Football fields are often the first – free and flat – areas to be used for the settlement of first aid camps in the event of natural disasters. Thus the municipal football field of Amatrice, which, less than two years after the earthquake, has been restored, equipping it with a surface of artificial grass of the latest generation.
The Lega Serie A, the main funder of the project, has used the instrument of the Trust B Solidale Onlus, a non-profit organisation of the Lega B.
The project was made possible thanks to a team of partners who immediately shared the values of the initiative: Fondazione Milan, Atalanta Bergamasca Calcio, Torino Football Club and Istituto per il Credito Sportivo. The contribution of the Ministry of Sport and CONI was added to this, allowing the completion of the work thanks to the “Sport and Suburbs” fund.
The private entity then submitted to the City a feasibility project for the construction, at its full expense and care, the work of restoration and renovation of the municipal stadium of Amatrice.
The new football field is equipped with a latest generation artificial turf approved for official FIGC/LND 11-a-side football matches.
The pitch has a playing size of 103 x 58 m, appropriately separated from the spectators’ area and served by a reserved access. It is made with the latest generation of synthetic turf surface with the vertically drained subfloor with inert material suitable according to the regulations in force.
The 60 mm artificial turf covering is made of mono-filament polyethylene, with the shape of a two-tone helix thread and 100% vegetable natural infill.