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.