The Foro Italico, home of the Italian Open, ATP Masters 1000 on clay-courts, will have a restyling. On the occasion of the 150th anniversary of Roma Capitale, the Italian Minister for Youth Policies, Fabiana Dadone, announced, during the Internazionali d’Italia, a change of look for the complex.
“80 million have been allocated for the redevelopment of the complex, a requirement that all citizens will enjoy,” declared one of the exponents of Mario Draghi’s Government at the Italian tv show Vita da Campione.
The same concept was taken up by the President and CEO of Sport and health, Vito Cozzoli: “The idea is to renew the Forum, maintaining its monumental tradition but enhancing innovation,” he said, as reported by ilMattino.it
Minister Dadone went on to explain the reasons for opting for this change of style: “After two difficult years, young people are asking for spaces dedicated to them, which are not just schools or nightlife venues.”
Of the same wavelength is the President of the FIT, Angelo Binaghi, also present at the talk Vita da Campione: “Youth policies have long been at the center of our plans. The future of Italian tennis will be the school, to increase demand, and then we would like to increase the supply as well.”
The records of the Internationals of Italy
A policy of makeover and rejuvenation for the Foro Italico, which for this week is hosting one of the most important tennis tournaments taking place on Italian clay (together with the ATP Finals in Turin), the Italian Open.
This edition, in particular, is achieving great success and is breaking records in reference to the people who attend the matches of different fields. As reported by the Federtennis press release, in fact, a record was marked for the number of paying spectators for a single day, that of Wednesday: 36,803 spectators.
A record that replaced the one achieved the previous day: on Roman Tuesday, 34,406 people present at the Foro Italico to attend the various matches: from Novak Djokovic to Jannik Sinner.