HAILED AS the world’s biggest arena for outdoor live events, the 100,000-capacity RCF Arena Campovolo will open in the city of Reggio Emilia in September.
Under construction since 2018, the venue is located in an urban park in a non-operational area of Reggio Emilia Airport.
The arena will celebrate its inauguration with a sold-out Luciano Ligabue concert on 12 September, with Ligabue also celebrating 30 years in the industry.
“Of the many projects being discussed five years ago, this was unanimously considered the most difficult one to achieve, almost a dream,” says Reggio Emilia mayor Luca Vecchi.
“Now, we find ourselves instead celebrating an important milestone. This infrastructure will redefine the strategic positioning of the city in the cultural and musical field at Italian and European level, and it is perhaps one of the actions that will most impact on the economic value of the city.
“With the arena, Reggio has the credentials to apply to become one of the European capitals of music.”
The arena will be operated by SPV C.Volo, formed by a consortium of companies who each deal in different areas of venue operation, while pan Europe ticketing and promoting giant CTS Eventim subsidiary Friends & Partners will manage large-scale events.
The naming right partner and professional audio equipment manufacturer RCF is also providing the venue’s sound system.