The reason is the high price in away stand, that is a big barrier for fans that weekly would like to support their club, bringing kids and families to the stadium: away stand in Turin will be 43 euro + presale right.
Boys and CCPC asked to the fan base to not attend the game in Turin but to devolve money to Pediatric Oncology Hospital in Parma. During next home matches against Lecce and Roma in Curva Nord there will be the money collection in Tardini.
Since some year Boys Parma are bringing on a campaign asking for low and fixed price for away fans of every Club. Following the fans, Parma Calcio, at the beginning of this season, tried to make deals with other clubs in order to fix the same low price in away stand. With the clubs that accepted the proposal Parma fixed a low price in away stand and got the same back: in happened in Genova (with Sampdoria), Udine, Bergamo with prices from 10 to 15 euro and kids concessions in some case too.
To make their voice louder Boys put a banner outside Juventus stadium, Tardini and Lega Calcio headquarter in Milan with written “19/1 Juve-Parma 43 euros are immoral, we want popular prices“. The venture of the protest and the benefit whip round reached national newspaper that, at last, amplified the news.
We hope that other fan bases will follow the protest an that Lega Calcio will seriously consider the idea for a low and fixed price in away stands for everyone, like it happens in other European countries. So the slogans for a “Family-friendly Calcio” will pass from being just words on paper into reality.
Who wants to join the whip round but will not be in Tardini next week can write us in order to get the info how to donate to the Parma Children Oncologic Hospital.
As we told last may, Parma won an important Social Media award as the best account for the Social Media Soccer Twitter Challenge. You can find a resume of the Challenge in this previous post.
Next Sunday, in Tardini, Social Media Soccer – the Italian start-up company that focus on football teams social media data and that organize and important Social Football Summit once a year – will award Parma board and Communication team. To them our most sincere congratulations.
In case you still don’t know all the Parma Channels, here is the complete list:
Both parties have committed a finance pro-rata a 3 year business plan that will be the blueprint for Parma Calcio’s development. Parma Calcio will also have access to the international scouting network and knowledge developed by Link International thanks to the network with managed clubs as Granada FC (La Liga), Tondela FC (Primera Liga) and Chonqing Dangdai Lidan FC (China Superleague).
From Parma Calcio website: “We are glad to have found a final solution to the problems occurred last autumn – says Marco Ferrari, Vice President and spokesman for Nuovo Inizio – reaching an agreement that satisfies both parties and that is in the best interest of Parma Calcio. We deeply appreciate the investments made by Jiang Lizhang in Parma Calcio over the past few years that have been crucial for the immediate relaunch of the club. We are also pleased to count on the contribution of the management delegated by Hope Group, whose professionalism we have already appreciated in the past “.
“We are very excited to continue this beautiful journey that started in Serie C with our partners,” says Jiang Lizhang, President of Link International and Hope Group. “Both Nuovo Inizio and Link/ Hope have prioritize Parma’s interests above anything else. We are certain that the current agreement will ensure the best development of the Company, which we will continue to support in every way so we can take this historical Club where it belongs”.
This is not the only news: in last days an extraordinary shareholders meeting of Parma Partecipazioni Calcistiche revealed that Nuovo Inizio has an option to buy 9% of PPC quotes due to the fact that Parma Calcio majority shareholder covered also PPC quote during past onerous capital injections. In this way PPC would low any future business risk and the quotes would be balanced with the real deposits. For next 10 years PPC, even if with a 1% quote, will still have a member into the Parma Calcio board.
In the close future the Parma Calcio ownership asset could change again: 69% Nuovo Inizio, 30% Link International, 1% Parma Partecipazioni Calcistiche.
It seems to be back at those glory times, when Parma had relationships in many countries around the world – also thanks to the Parmalat commercial links – and could include football schools in every continent, hotbeds of talents. We are starting rebuilding it, finally, and this is a great news especially for abroad fans.
Today, Parma Academy Panama, the first intentional Academy project for the reborn Parma Calcio, will be hosted in Tardini and will step the pitch before Parma vs Milan. Those young football talents, lead by Alexis Gomez, Sport Director, have been traveling trough Europe and visited Collecchio training center where they met CEO Luca Carra and all the players and had a taste of what we all hope it will be their future training center.
Boys visited also Madrid and they could touch the Champions League for the first time… who knows if the second time they will touch it will be… Good Luck, guys!
We wish all the best to Panama young talents, to Parma Academy Panama and to this International project that we hope will have more extension.
For who will ask why during Parma vs Milan the Boys and Curva Nord will stay in silence for first 15 minutes, here is Boys Parma 1977 official statement, that you can read here in the original version.
“15 minutes of silence, 15 minutes of support strike. 15 minutes to think about 9 injunctions, arrived for the Ferrara “non-fact”. Because we are talking about this.
Unfortunately we got used in past years to see violated our rights as italian citizens, used as scapegoat by the system to cover all the obscenity of football world (fixed matches, bets, stadiums year by year more expensive reserved for fans-consumers that have to spend more and more, financial and sport doping, disappearance of historical Clubs, etc.). Often we passed over regime like laws, now it is too much. In Ferrara we organize an alone trip, as alone we would like to go to the stadium. This is not allowed in our Country, and it seems a vital point for governments and police, instead of resolving hundreds problems of our Country, and we had many examples in last days. In Ferrara we were about to go to the stadium by feet, Digos [special police force] stoped us and identified us all, just for the fact of not having been on the knowledge of our trip plan. During the way nothing happened. Zero. Nothing. But 9 guys have been casually chosen to receive a Daspo. To educate all the others to accomplish the boss’s diktat. And after Ultras, as we repeat since 20 years, this will happen to all the ones who will not uniform to the regime control plans. In that same Ferrar where a 18 years old guy has been brutally killed during a police control, but who’s picture can’t be exposed in stadium not to irritate controllers. As happened 2 months ago we are here commenting inhibiting decisions related with intentions or supposed intentions. And also in this case, some guy of the group have been hittenhit, guys that bring Curva on, guys that you see every match on that grades. The same guys that organize travels for the matches, prepare coreographies and coordinates the support in Curva. Those guys that you probably don’t know by name but you surely saw at home and away matches, that you saw work hard to make our home, Curva Nord Matteo Bagnaresi, bigger, that you saw getting emotional during those 90 minutes. For all this and not just this, today [Sunday] for 15 minutes we will not support. We ask you to do the same.We ask you to respect our decision. We ask you to be Curva Nord Matteo Bagnaresi.
This is a translated post from the original Boys Parma 1977 statement after Atalanta fans used Tardini as they home ground in the first Serie A matches since their one is closed for renewal works.
“ATALANTA FANS IN CURVA NORD
Model behavior of Atalanta fans in our Curva. During two matches they treated our Curva with maximum respect for our traditions and our Ultras history. We never doubt about that, since we had chances to discover fairness, loyalty and respect of Bergamo people in meetings, in stadium and in the streets. Vecchia Guardia lads hommenaged Bagna [Matteo Bagnaresi, the Parma Ultra died during a travel to a match and to whom is nominated Tardini Curva Nord] with a scarf, left under his plate.
Boys Parma made a call to all Curva Nord in order to meet in their headquarter on Tuesday 10th at 9 PM
The announcement was followed by a video that collect the three straight promotions, since failure to coming back to serie A.
From the post on Boys Parma Facebook page:
In the video we remember the three emotional seasons that brought us back to our category. It has been wonderful restart from Serie D, a special unity was created between fanbase, town, team and board, tipically Parmesan, the same that could be experienced in Nineties and that contributed to bring in our town many Cups. Baraye with the balaclava under Curva Nord is the symbol of this special link that contributed to the climb. This link it slowly low down changing league because of the changing of the relationship between fans and club, until having that distance that is typical – a sort of routine – in serie A, and that we all were used to and that we want to avoid. Serie D is not that far away, we all remember it well the climate we created together. We started from Arzignano, we run a lot with the awareness and a little effort by all the parts of Parma framework we will go even farer.
Tuesday 10th, in our headquarter, we will make a meeting open to everybody that is interested in this theme. We are waiting for you to come back being what we were.
First Parma two matches of the season will be on Saturday 24th at 6 PM in Tardini with Juventus and on Sunday 1st September at 8:45 PM in Dacia Arena against Udinese.
As reported on this link – unfortunately just in italian – Parma reiterate with a statement on his official website that, like in past season tickets will be for sale not before 10 days before the match so don’t trust who try to sell tickets before that date and trust just Ticketing circuit.
Unfortunately tickets for big matches as ones with Juventus, Inter, Milan, Roma and Napoli will not be for sale online but just in Italian TicketOne box offices. And, if it will be like last season, in some case just for sale in Parma province box offices.
Don’t trust secondary ticketing websites: you risk to pay overprice and discover couple of days before the match that the tickets are not available.
Write us if you need any kind of information and if you are planning a trip to Tardini.
Lega Serie A just released the schedule for the first matches of the season, that will start on Sunday 25 August weekend and that will have three Wednesday matches – 25/9, 30/10 and 22/4 – three breaks for national team – 8/9, 13/10, 17/11 and 29/12 – and Christmas break from 24/12 to 4/1.
Parma will face Juventus in Tardini in the first match of the season.
Campionato will end on 24th May 2020.
The complete schedule (date is referred to Sunday but marches could be on Saturday or Monday too)