Rocco B. Commisso (’71SEAS, ’75BUS), the founder, chairman, and CEO of Mediacom Communications and president of Florence, Italy based football club ACF Fiorentina, and his wife Catherine Commisso have generously donated one of the largest gifts to date designated for undergraduate scholarship support to the Fu Foundation School of Engineering and A...

Regarding the recent disagreements between Rocco Commisso and the national Italian sports newspaper La Gazzetta dello Sport, the president of Fiorentina can also count on the support of a well-known Italian American philanthropist: Angelo Vivolo. A charismatic figure like Vivolo will be in the front line in defense of his compatriot and owner of Me...

This is what America Oggi writes about Commisso's complaint to the Gazzetta dello Sport: "Commisso has decided to file a complaint-filing for the crime of aggravated defamation in the press against the Gazzetta dello Sport. The Italian-American businessman believes that the tone used in the article signed by Andrea Di Caro last May was "openly deni...

“I’m a distinct animal,” says Rocco Commisso. “I hope they respect a distinct animal. And in the event that they don’t respect that, screw them.” The American billionaire and proprietor of ACF Fiorentina, a well-known however underachieving Italian soccer membership, is reflecting on his relationship with the staff’s supporters, gamers, different m...

Fiorentina President Rocco Commisso renewed his attack on the media in Italy, insisting he received ‘an avalanche of support’ and blasting La Gazzetta dello Sport for using ‘insulting Italian-American stereotypes.’ His fiery press conference on Friday sparked a furious reaction from the media, as press unions released a joint statement condemning h...

“Rocco! Rocco! Rocco!” The shouts echoed around ACF Fiorentina’s 88-year-old stadium on a Sunday evening in January as the home crowd celebrated a narrow win against Spal that may prove crucial in keeping their team in Italy’s top football league. The adulation wasn’t for a star player or coach, but for the club’s new owner, Rocco Commisso, the bil...

Less than six months into his tenure as Fiorentina owner and president, Rocco Commisso is already starting to grapple with Italy’s infamous bureaucracy as he attempts to build a new stadium for the club. First, Commisso’s plan to overhaul the existing Stadio Artemio Franchi was rejected by the city committee that protects cultural monuments. Now he...

Today was a banner day for Fiorentina. News broke out of Mayor Nardella’s office that the city of Firenze would be selling the land known to Fiorentina fans as Mercafir to Rocco Commisso, ensuring the stadium would be built in a timely manner inside the city limits. It was reported that Federico Chiesa’s injury was not as severe as initially feared...

Today, Rocco Commisso released his acceptance speech for an Italian Heritage Award, “Patrimonio Italiano Award” through Fiorentina’s social media. Rocco has been very busy since purchasing Fiorentina with multiple trips to Firenze and back, financing a new stadium at his high school Alma mater, and now an award from Patrimonio Italiano TV. Here are...

Martedì mattina, giornata nuvolosa a New York. Siamo all’imbarcadero di Weehawken in New Jersey per prendere lo yacht che avrebbe portato la ACF Fiorentina e il suo nuovo presidente vicino alla statua della libertà per ammirare dal mare New York. Nonostante i nuvoloni minacciosi di pioggia, Rocco Commisso arriva con un sorriso solare, con accanto i...