New Parma to start from fourth tier

Parma Calcio 1913 allowed to rent Collecchio training facility

(ANSA) - Rome, July 28 - A new club representing the northern city of Parma, Parma Calcio 1913, has been admitted to the fourth-tier of Italian soccer, Serie D, after the city's previous club went bankrupt.
    On Tuesday a judge gave Parma Calcio 1913 the right to rent the Collecchio training facility of the now-defunct Parma FC, which won the European Cup-winners Cup in 1993 and the UEFA Cup in 1995 and 1999. Parma Calcio 1913 is backed by pasta maker Guido Barilla, among others, and is chaired by former coach Nevio Scala, who led the club to its European triumphs.
    Parma FC finished last in Serie A amid financial chaos and were declared bankrupt with debts of more than 200 million euros.