July 17th, 2020: a date to remember, a club to celebrate, a territory to enhance.
On 17th in Sassuolo, with a strongly institutional press conference, in the wonderful setting of Mapei Football Center, all the initiatives and projects that will take place over the next few months to celebrate the Centenary of Sassuolo Calcio were presented.
At the opening, the greetings and congratulations of the FIGC President, Gabriele Gravina, and the President of Lega Calcio, Paolo Dal Pino, who gave the right recognition to a "centenarian" club that will live its eighth consecutive year in the Serie A championship next season.
President Carlo Rossi did the honours and recalled some episodes of the club's history.
“I want to thank all the athletes, managers, sponsors and fans - stated President Rossi - who in these 100 years have supported the football movement of this small club that has managed to compete with football realities that until a few years ago we didn't even imagine. The contribution of Giorgio Squinzi and Adriana Spazzoli from Mapei has been decisive in achieving these results. Our Patron's dream has always been to see Sassuolo in the Champions League, it is with this goal that we will continue to work with commitment and dedication to honor and thank him for everything he has done”.
The floor then passed to the black&green CEO Giovanni Carnevali: "It is a pleasure to have you here in our house, after what has happened in recent months it is certainly a positive sign. Tomorrow is a great day, the anniversary of our 100 years. Many people are not aware of the important history of Sassuolo Calcio, a club that has grown so much over the years. There have been many coaches, managers and players, but what remains is the club, led by a great ownership that has managed to create an important path in recent years, with a precise mission and great planning.”
The CEO of Sassuolo Calcio has anticipated what will be the main projects and initiatives related to the black&green centenary.
First of all, the centenary logo that will characterize the next season was unveiled: from the new jersey to all corporate communication material. As for the new jersey, which will be from a new kit supplier, the presentation is scheduled for the second half of August.
Friday, July 17th , the new official black&green website made its online debut from 5 pm: a portal that will speak 360° about the Sassuolo world, an important step for the digital development of the club.
References to the city and the fans are certainly not lacking: also in August, the first Sassuolo Calcio Official Store will be inaugurated in the center of Sassuolo, a real reference for Sassuolo's sportsmen and women, where they will be able to buy official products, subscribe new season tickets and buy tickets. In addition, on the occasion of the centenary, an exclusive line of merchandising that fans can find directly in the new store will also be produced.
For our 100th anniversary there is also the will to organize a big party in the city to welcome all the fans back, a project that will be worked on as soon as security regulations for the COVID-19 emergency will allow it.
Finally, the "Generation S" project will be launched soon, a great container of ideas for the youth world, with particular attention to social issues, in order to enlarge our community to include local sporting clubs and schools.
Coach De Zerbi and Captain Francesco Magnanelli also attended the event.