The new Stadio Friuli has opened its gates on the first 2016 championship day and is now ready for the challenge that will be played on 17th January against Juventus, the Italian champions.
The renovation works of the stadium took one year and a half, and turned it into a parlour with 25,144 seats vs the 50,000 available in 1982. All seats are covered and, obviously, the works performed to cover the gallery stands, north terrace and south terrace, were the most significant. Also the need for a 100% safe waterproofing in any weather condition is a critical issue. A synthetic membrane manufactured by Flag Spa has been chosen for this purpose: Flagon EP/PV, 1.8 mm. Flag polyolefin membrane, colour RAL 7038, allowed a quick setting with total adherence over the 15.000 square meters occupied by the new covered stalls of the Friulian stadium.