Mapei Football Center: the inauguration

The ribbon cutting

The opening of Mapei Football Center took place on June 10th, 2019, an historic day for Sassuolo Calcio.

After the ribbon cutting by the late Giorgio Squinzi and Adriana Spazzoli, the new Mapei Football Center was presented to the institutions and the media with a press conference followed by a guided tour of the entire facility.

Today is an important moment in the history of Sassuolo Calcio,” said Giorgio Squinzi, patron of the black&green club, «another achievement that confirms Mapei’s strategy and choices in the sport’s world. Mapei has always been linked to sport with which it shares the same values: Team effort, search for excellence, passion and enthusiasm. In managing the team, we apply the same philosophy we adopt on the company: We continue to invest in order to achieve lasting results over time. The opening of the center is, in this respect, an investment in view of further important goals Mapei Football Center will be a structure of excellence in the field of sports facilities and of support for the first team and the youth ones, as well as a meeting point with fans and the territory through the multiple initiatives and integration projects that Sassuolo Calcio will carry out here.

Those are President Carlo Rossi’s words during the new training center’s opening: To see Mapei Football Center today is like to see a dream come true.  It will certainly be a great boost for the activities of the first team and the Youth Sector, and I believe it will also give pride and prestige to the city of Sassuolo. If someone had told me, 15 years ago, that we would find ourselves in Serie A with both the Men and Women’s Team, and with a total of 21 teams wearing the black&green jersey I would never have believed it. This new Training Center confirms the vision and foresight of the Squinzi family and Mapei Group, to whom I am incredibly grateful.

Open day for fans

In the afternoon, the center opened its doors to the fans: a beautiful black&green crowd with over a thousand participants! Games and activities on the pitch with the black&green staff, creative workshops, music and entertainment were carried out for our youngest fans and their families.

The rich program of the day dedicated to the inauguration of Mapei Football Center ended with an exclusive event for partners and sponsors of Sassuolo Calcio.


During the conference, where Marco Squinzi and Veronica Squinzi talked on behalf of Mapei SpA, the balck&green CEO Giovanni Carnevali and Mr. Giancarlo Giorgetti, Secretary of State for the Presidency of the Council of Ministers at the time, attended a hundred guests.

For Sassuolo Calcio, it’s an important achievement to inaugurate the training center today.” said Giovanni Carnevali, CEO and General Manager of Sassuolo Calcio “It will help us to keep growing: Having the youth sector and the first team side by side means making the two departments work together.  A single space that can accommodate all the functions and people of the Club will enable us to constantly improve, getting feedbacks from one another every day. Speaking of the project, values such as solidity and concreteness have emerged, we will do everything we can to put them into practice day by day, in a very simple way, working together with the ambition of improving every day.

At the end of the conference, the partners visited to the whole facility and the evening ended with an exclusive and friendly moment outdoor.