Hellas Verona net Engie deal

Company to provide facility management services at Italian soccer side’s stadium.

Hellas Verona net Engie deal

Top-tier Italian soccer side Hellas Verona have announced a partnership with Engie for the remainder of the 2017/18 season.

Engie Program, the French electric utility firm’s facility management services arm, will provide facility management services for the Serie A outfit, which will include fitting out services, porterage and soft service at the club’s Bentegodi Stadium.

Engie Program will oversee the cleaning of the venue, the management of ticketing, stewarding, and management of the ground’s turf.

The company has provided facility management services at a host of sporting events, including at French soccer’s Allianz Riviera ground in Nice, and tennis’ Roland Garros Grand Slam tournament venue, and has collaborated in event organisation for the 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro and the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, amongst others.

Luca Fiorucci, head of operations and facility management at Engie in Italy and chief executive of Engie Program, said: "Hellas Verona is a club with a tradition and an important history in the Italian football scene. Engie has the honour of linking its name to that of the Verona club and is proud to embark on a path of joint growth.”

Maurizio Setti, president of Hellas Verona, added: "We are very happy to start a collaboration with an important operator such as Engie Program that will support us in all the facility management activities at the Bentegodi stadium. We hope that the collaboration can continue and grow in the future."

Hellas Verona have had a lacklustre season so far, and currently sit second from bottom in Serie A after winning just four of their 24 games. They lost 2-0 away against Sampdoria on Sunday, and travel to the Stadio Olimpico to take on fifth-placed Lazio on 19th February.