Tour inside the new PALERMO CFA

The Palermo City Football Academy was inaugurated this morning in Torretta, the first sports center owned by Palermo FC in over 120 years of history.

The Palermo CFA City Football Academy was inaugurated this morning in Torretta, the first sports center owned by Palermo FC in over 120 years of history.

Today is a very proud moment for Palermo FC and our City Football Group family (Brian Marwood, Managing Director of Global Football at City Football Group and Advisor to the Palermo FC board.)

The new Palermo CFA is much more than a building.
It is a home for our players and staff to grow and develop as we work to take Palermo to the highest levels and begin the next chapter of the club’s great history.

This new training facility is another example of our commitment to Palermo, as we continue to bring world-class football infrastructure to this incredibly special community.
We welcome the Rosanero family to their new home in Torretta, looking towards everything to come.

Inside the new PALERMO CFA

Giovanni Gardini, CEO of the Rosanero club, added:

Being here to inaugurate the first sports center in the history of Palermo, just over a year after the arrival of the City Football Group, is a source of great pride.

It is concrete proof of what this club is building day after day to guarantee maximum efficiency for the team and all the people who work for the good of Palermo.

Planning, sustainability and hard work: this is the only way we know to achieve our goals, which are the same as those of our fans and all those who love these colours.

The Palermo CFA consists of two natural grass pitches of the same size as the “Renzo Barbera” pitch (105 x 68 m),
A small natural grass pitch (32 x 32 m) dedicated to goalkeeper training,
A Main Building and a Club House, which combines the aesthetic identity of the area with the latest generation sports technologies.

Photo Gallery inside the new PALERMO CFA


The new structure is the result of the City Football Group model for the creation of high-level sports infrastructures, which allows the sharing of best practices and the latest innovative technologies throughout the world.

Like the Sports Centers already created by the CFG in Manchester, Melbourne, New York and Montevideo, the Palermo CFA is also designed to guarantee the best performances from players and staff,

The application of successful training methodologies, the economic sustainability of the structure and the positive impact on the territory in terms of regeneration of the areas involved,

The creation of jobs for the local community and respect for the environment.

In terms of sustainability, Palermo CFA has preserved the local flora by safeguarding, planting and relocating over 400 trees and new plants typical of the Mediterranean scrub for a total of 30,000 m2 of green areas.

Furthermore, a few meters from the new Club House kitchen, a “social garden” has been created which will host educational-social activities in collaboration with local charities,

In line with the community projects promoted and supported by CFG throughout the world.

The Palermo CFA was designed by Studio Mazzarella Architetti according to the CFG guidelines for sports infrastructures.

The project management activity was carried out by T&T Italia. The general contractor was ATI EPS snc and By Multiservizi.

Video – Interviews Galassi, Marwood e Gardini

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