Great Shows, Gelarda:

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Great Shows, Igor Gelarda group leader of the League at the city council: << Palermo out of any event.
In recent years, nothing has been done to allow the city of Palermo to attract major international events.
I am referring to concerts with the greats of Italian and international music, to outdoor shows, fairs, exhibitions and cultural events.
Do you know why? Because Palermo doesn’t have a place to host entertainment and culture events.
What is missing is a sports hall, an arena or a structure capable of hosting, in complete safety, fairs and events that can accommodate thousands of people.
In Catania Villa Bellini opens to the public and in a few days you can get all the clearances, in Messina the San Filippo Neri is the stadium where the great concerts of Italian music arrive.
In Acireale the Pala Tupparello, the largest indoor sports facility in Sicily, has started the concert season and in Palermo? The Palasport has been closed for 14 years, yet it could accommodate six thousand people indoors.
The Diamond falls apart and lives in a state of total abandonment.
The only available structure is the wonderful Verdura theater which, however, has only 700 seats.
The other is the Foro Italico lawn which is not only outdoors, but a great event would put the lawn under stress.
How do you plan to attract tourism if we don’t have a structure dedicated to major events? Has anyone at Palazzo delle Aquile ever realized the potential that a city like Palermo can have in organizing a big concert, a fair or an exhibition event? Palermo, capital of culture, had to leave as a dowry the reorganization of a structure suitable for the city, to be given in concession to private individuals for the organization of events.
Shows that attract people from all over the island and from the rest of Italy.
Major events move the related industries, starting from the number of nights booked in the accommodation facilities of the city.
There is no vision other than that of going beyond one’s nose.
The next municipal administration must start from this: to make Palermo a little more “welcoming” and put it on the square for major events >>.

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