Devastated Field and Waste: Here is the Barbera Stadium in Palermo after Vasco Rossi’s concerts

Five days after the last of the two concerts in Palermo, Vasco Rossi’s songs are a memory that is still alive in the conditions of Renzo Barbera Stadium. The photos describe the consequences of last week’s double event. The long list of facility problems now includes the pitiful state of the field, which is easily imaginable despite the protection platforms. The two central entrances to the Montepellegrino stands and the North curve were completely destroyed to allow the production trucks to pass, with collapsed drains and a mountain of waste scattered everywhere. The most damaged area is near the stage, close to the South curve and the changing rooms. The presence of stage props has also left marks elsewhere, such as the cross near the center of the field. The stress endured by the field will certainly require targeted interventions. Live Nation, the concert organizer, offered Palermo Football Club a compensation of 164,000 euros as a “rent” for hospitality, assuming exclusive management of the assembly and dismantling operations (which were completed only yesterday morning after a 24-hour extension requested on Monday). However, the Rosanero club emphasizes that the amount planned for the interventions will be much higher than agreed. They explain that regarding the internal areas, Live Nation has committed to intervening in the coming days to remove waste and fix hydraulic leaks, but could not do so earlier to avoid overlapping with the dismantling site.