CAMPOBASSO, ITALY; MONTREAL, CANADA AND NEW YORK– May 24, 2023 –The home of the Lupi is now Avicor Stadium Selvapiana. Campobasso Football Club and Montreal-based commercial construction giant Avicor, today announced an historic partnership which includes naming rights to the former Stadio Selvapiana, the 25,000-seat home stadium of the rossoblu.
The partnership materialized as a result of the relationship between Campobasso Football Club President Matt Rizzetta and Avicor Founder and CEO Aldo Vicenzo. Aldo Vicenzo is a proud immigrant from Sepino, a small town in the Province of Campobasso, who rose to build one of Canada’s largest and most significant commercial construction empires.
Avicor and Campobasso Football Club are intent on adding the names Molinari and Scorrano to the stadium as a tribute to former owner Antonio Molinari, who brought the team to Serie B and defeated European football powers such as Juventus; and legendary team captain and Molise hero Michele Scorrano, who died prematurely in 2009. The addition of the names Molinari and Scorrano to the stadium are subject to municipal approvals by the City of Campobasso. Until approvals are received from the municipality, the stadium name will remain Avicor Stadium Selvapiana.
“On behalf the entire Campobasso Football family across the world, I would like to thank Aldo Vicenzo and the Avicor leadership team for their generous support of our football club and our social mission” said Matt Rizzetta, Chairman of North Sixth Group, parent company of Campobasso Football Club. “Aldo Vicenzo is a true success story and represents the humility and ambition of the people of Molise and the values of Campobasso Football Club. As a result
of this sponsorship, we will be able to make critical infrastructure upgrades and most importantly, we will be able to ensure the legendary names Molinari and Scorrano will live forever on the crown jewel of the Region of Molise, which is our football stadium”.
Campobasso is fresh off a promotion to Serie D following a championship season in Eccellenza, the fifth tier of Italian football, which saw the Lupi win 28 out of 30 games and score the most goals of any team in Italy.
“I have been following the Campobasso Football journey with great interest and admiration since the new American ownership team took over the club,” said Aldo Vicenzo. “Beyond building a winning football culture, they are building a social platform for the Molisani community, as well as for the many immigrants such as myself who worked hard to achieve our dreams. I am proud to play a role in the mission of Campobasso Football Club through our support of the stadium, and to give back to the community that has given me so much in my life”.
With this announcement, Campobasso Football Club becomes one of the few football clubs in Italy to have a naming rights agreement for its stadium, and joins Serie A clubs such as Juventus, Sassuolo and Atalanta to have a partnership of this nature. Avicor Stadium Selvapiana will be inaugurated in August 2023 with a friendly match and fan event. More details will follow in the coming weeks and months.
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