Ecopneus – the Italian end-of-life tire management authority – reports that the new Bicocca Stadium received a completely renovated sports center this summer, a century after it was opened.

Bicocca’s sports field received an athletics track equipped with speed sensors, stands and changing rooms completely renovated and managed by CUS Milano. These are the redevelopment projects completed by the University as part of the project designed to promote university sport and the use of the facility by all residents. The plan also includes opening of a Center for Sports Medicine and a Center for Aggregation, Culture and Leisure.

The football and rugby pitch fields were made from artificial turf produced from recycled rubber from end-of-life tires. An environment-friendly, cost-effective and high-performance solution was adopted thanks to the support of Ecopneus.

The athletics track, the first in Italy made with the Polytan SmarTracks solution, a magnetic speed detection system using sensors installed below the running surface, allows monitoring athletes' performance through a smartphone app. The tracks using recycled tire rubber are designed for sports competitions and competitive events. Ecopneus reports that the new Bicocca Stadium will be accessible to people thanks to activities open to everyone such as jogging and long jump, numerous tennis, soccer and athletics courses and the possibility of organizing school competitions and renting sports fields.

Ecopneus highlights that using crumb rubber based artificial turf gave the Bicocca Stadium a new life. One hundred years ago, in October 1919, the stadium was inaugurated with the name of "Pirelli Field". Just in the 1919-1920 season, Milan played two games of the top division of football, the current Series A.

Press release by Ecopneus.