Ticketing and live entertainment company CTS Eventim has commissioned civil engineering company Trevi with the first construction phase of the new Arena Santa Giulia in Milan.
The multifunctional arena in Italy is part of the development of the new Santa Giulia district and will be used for ice hockey events during the 2026 Winter Olympic Games.
Architect David Chipperfield had already teamed up with international consultants Arup on the design of the venue.
Trevi has now embarked on setting up the construction site and will start driving in the first piles that will form the new arena’s deep foundations. The general contractor to build the new arena will be chosen over the coming weeks.
Construction of the 16,000-capacity arena is expected to take around two and a half years to complete.
The project design also features a piazza and more than 10,000 square metres of space for summer festivals and open-air events. Once completed, the arena will form part of CTS Eventim’s portfolio of venues.
“We are now looking forward to the next phase of construction,” said Klaus-Peter Schulenberg, chief executive of CTS Eventim.
“Trevi has decades of experience with this type of specialised foundation work, which will ensure a successful start to the arena’s construction. Together, we aim to create a high-quality events venue in Italy that will transform Milan into an attractive hub for the sports and entertainment industries with a global reach.”
Last week, CTS Eventim revealed that it had witnessed a bright start to 2023, with its first-quarter results showcasing improved revenues across ticketing and live entertainment.