Munich/Milan, 25 May 2023. CTS EVENTIM, one of the leading international providers of ticketing services and live entertainment, has commissioned TREVI with the first construction phase of the Arena Santa Giulia in Milan. This marks the start of of the largest and most modern multifunctional hall in Italy and the accompanying development of the new Santa Giulia district. Renowned architect David Chipperfield joined forces with international consultants Arup on the design.
Civil engineering company TREVI is already setting up the construction site and will start driving in the first piles that will form the new arena’s deep foundations. In parallel, the general contractor to build the arena will be chosen over the coming weeks.
The planned construction of the new arena, which will hold up to 16,000 people, is expected to take around two and a half years. The project design includes a piazza with more than 10,000 square metres of space for summer festivals and open-air events. The ensemble will be a prime location for national and international live events, and will be part of CTS EVENTIM’s portfolio of world-class venues.
Klaus-Peter Schulenberg, CEO of CTS EVENTIM, says: “We are now looking forward to the next phase of construction. 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.”
About CTS EVENTIM
CTS EVENTIM is one of the leading international providers of ticketing services and live entertainment with more than 250 million tickets marketed per year using the Company’s systems – via physical box offices, online, or from mobile devices. Its online portals operate under brands such as eventim.de, oeticket.com, ticketcorner.ch, ticketone.it, and entradas.com. The promoter network EVENTIM LIVE is recognized as the third largest promoter in the world according to Pollstar’s global promoter ranking 2022. Its concert, tour, and festival promoter companies sold more than 20 million tickets in 2022 for events including Rock am Ring, Rock im Park, Hurricane, Southside, and Lucca Summer. In addition, CTS EVENTIM operates some of Europe’s most renowned venues: the LANXESS Arena in Cologne, the K.B. Hallen in Copenhagen, the Waldbühne in Berlin, and the EVENTIM Apollo in London. CTS Eventim AG & Co. KGaA (ISIN DE 0005470306) has been listed on the stock exchange since 2000 and is currently a member of the MDAX segment.