The new national stadium in Tirana will take the name of the national airline from tomorrow, Air Albania, as reported by the media of the Land of Eagles.
In fact, since last July, FederCalcio was looking for a main sponsor with a turnover of at least ten million euros and a good reputation both nationally and internationally. Among the many companies competing - such as Sigal, Bolv Oil and Vodafone - the new national airline finally won, with an offer of 650.000 euros per year for five years (total around 3,3 million euros).
The new "Air Albania Stadium" will be inaugurated tomorrow with the big match of the fifth day of the women's championship between Apolonia Fier and Vllaznia; the grand opening ceremony, however, will be held on November 17 before the match valid for the European 2020 qualifiers between Albania and France.
"The new stadium has cost a lot. Its maintenance and management will cost much the same way. The FSHF has no other objectives outside the guarantee of the future of this plant."- reads the statement published in the summer by the Albanian FederCalcio.
Air Albania Stadium
The new "Air Albania Stadium" is a public-private partnership agreement from 50 million, with a construction company that has invested 40 million to build the stadium in exchange for public land and permission to build an 24 tower plans - which will include a hotel, commercial facilities and so on - that will be built next to the stadium.
The Federation, on the other hand, has invested the remaining part of 10 million euros through the UEFA funds. The new stadium will be an 22.000 seat structure, which is being completed on the site of the old 'Qemal Stafa' stadium which has ceased to be used in the 2013 after failing to meet the international standards required by UEFA.