Torino stadium renamed?

by | Apr 11, 2016 13:39

The mayor of Turin is “absolutely in favour” of renaming Stadio Olimpico as “Stadio Grande Torino”.

The Grande Torino side won five Scudetti in a row – interrupted by World War II – but the squad was tragically killed in the Superga air disaster.

A petition to rename the Granata’s stadium after the team has reached over 10,000 signatures – with Torino Granata reporting that some even come from Juventus supporters – and will be presented to the city council today.

The mayor of Turin is “absolutely in favour” of renaming Stadio Olimpico as “Stadio Grande Torino”.

The Grande Torino side won five Scudetti in a row – interrupted by World War II – but the squad was tragically killed in the Superga air disaster.

A petition to rename the Granata’s stadium after the team has reached over 10,000 signatures – with Torino Granata reporting that some even come from Juventus supporters – and will be presented to the city council today.

As the council owns the stadium, any decision over a name change will rest with them, but the mayor of the city doesn’t expect any problems.

“I’ve written to President Urbano Cairo about the name change of the stadium,” Piero Fassino told reporters.

“I see no reason why it can’t be done, and I’m absolutely in favour, I told Cairo that too. The city council will talk about it in the afternoon, I think the talks will be short.”

It was also confirmed that the city’s iconic Mole Antonelliana may be lit-up in Torino colours on May 4, the anniversary of the crash.

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