ACF Fiorentina Owner Rocco B Commisso Proud to Play in the ICC

By Sean McCaffery, June 13, 2019

Has he even owned this Serie A team a week yet? NY media mogul Rocco B Commisso now has his new team in this most prestigous summer tourney replacing rival Roma, who had to withdraw due to  UEFA Europa League Qualifier commitments. The games for Fiorentina will be July 16 V Chivas at SeatGeek Stadium, IL, then on to Arsenal July 20 in NC at Bank of America Stadium, then closing it out July 24 v Benfica in Red Bull Arena, so close to the home of both his company Mediacom and his family, a thrill I am sure for Rocco. Rocco had this to say, "As a proud Italian American, I can think of no better way to introduce myself as the new owner of ACF Fiorentina than to play in the International Champions Cup. I am especially excited for Fiorentina's match on July 24 in Harrison NJ, as the New York metropolitan area is where I grew up, played soccer, founded my cable company, Mediacom Communications and continue to live today." ACF Fiorentina, La Viola is a top Serie A team having won both Italian and European titles, they are one of just 14 European teams to have played in a final of the 3 top continental tourneys, Champions League, UEFA Cup & UEFA Cup Winners Cup. RSG chairman Charlie Stillitano contributed, " Rocco Commisso has given ACF Fiorentina fans an idea of the type of owner he will be; bold, ambitious, and focused on success. With AS Roma needing to step away, Commisso jumped at the opportunity to have his club play three great matchups this summer and we can't wait to welcome them back on American soil."