Venice may be known as the home of architectural masterpieces and picture-perfect canals, but the city is slowly becoming one of Italy’s most recognized football hubs.
Narrated by KICK’s Heath Pearce, “The Italian Club Everyone Will Soon Know About” puts the spotlight on Venezia FC, a club which has endured countless promotion failures and bankruptcies ever since its 2002 relegation from Serie A. It was only when Venezia was purchased by American lawyer Joe Tacopina that the city’s excitement arose once more. Marrying Venetian culture with American business practices to run his club, Tacopina’s ultimate goals were to regain the support and trust of Venezia’s hopeless fans, and bring the club back to Serie A glory.
Featuring interviews from prominent Venezia FC figures—including legendary player-turned-manager Filippo Inzaghi—KICK’s mini-documentary tackles a multitude of topics: how ambitious and possible the project truly is, how to accommodate Serie A-number crowds in a stadium with a current capacity of 7,450, and how to, once and for all, reawaken a nationwide love for the club’s colors.