The historic Dall’Ara stadium in Bologna is going through a major renovation and the project will be delivered using BIM methodology

The reconstruction of the Dall’Ara stadium in Bologna has been unveiled and it will preserve the original building features, like its characteristic tower, while allowing the Bologna Football Club to play in a totally renovated field.

The interiors will be totally transformed and modernized, as well as the stands, while the entire stadium will be covered by a new futuristic aluminum roof. Thanks to new BIM methodologies applied to the project both planning and future maintenance will be facilitated.

The new Dall’Ara stadium in Bologna will be remodelled with BIM


Works will start in 2020 and the stadium capacity will be decreased from 31,000 to 27,000 spectators to adapt to new safety regulations, while the press stand with 108 seats will be reduced to 90 seats. All sectors will also be accessible to wheelchair users with 65 seats reserved for them.

The interior part of the stadium will also be totally transformed with new refreshment areas (restaurant and cafeterias) for the fans, new locker rooms, new VIP lounge areas, a new press room and over 500 square meters destined to host events.

The new Dall’Ara stadium in Bologna will be remodelled with BIM


All stands will be covered and on the roof top a terrace with a stunning view of the city will be built. The overall budget set by the Municipality of Bologna for the project is 30 million euros.

The City Council will also work to define the restyling of the surrounding area of the Dall’Ara stadium. These interventions are already contemplated in the investment plan for the next three years. “We have ideas, a strong will and resources are there too,” said the Mayor.

The new Dall’Ara stadium in Bologna will be remodelled with BIM


Thus, a new phase begins to finally deliver a modern stadium to the Bologna FC fans. The Mayor further commented:

“With determination and consciousness, we have decided not to occupy more land with this project, nor to build structures that would involve new residential or commercial interventions and to support their financial expenses. We chose to invest in this beautiful stadium, owned by the Municipality of Bologna and therefore belonging to every citizen.

A venue that, above all for its monumental as well as affective character, would have continued to require the commitment of public resources for its maintenance. Ours is a far-sighted choice because we are investing in our assets and we are relaunching it, seizing the opportunity to intervene on the neighbouring areas and improve their quality of life”.