In the heart of Lombardia, in the municipality of Cologno al Serio, Bergamo
province, in an area of 175,000 m2 is situated one of the most modern
and well-equipped skeet shooting fields, the idea and project of famous
shooter, Renato Lamera.
The centre that is currently under construction will have an infrastructure
that will allow the practice of almost all shooting styles. When finished,
there will be 10 fields, eight of them will be Olympic Traps, reversible
to Universal Trap and the remaining four will be used for "compak
sporting, double trap and skeet". There will also be 10 rifle
range shooting lines of 200/300/400 metres as well as a rifle shooting
centre with approximately 20 shooting ranges between 10-25 metres.
Large green spaces, designed with environmental architecture have already
been prepared behind the future shooting fields. A spacious car park covering
an area of 40,000 m2 boasts over 600 parking places. A noise reduction
wall of 12 metres high and a collection area for fired bullets (already
undertaken lmt 500) are placed 120 metres away from the shooting range.
In the original project design, accommodating structures were taken into
account including: administrative offices, shooting rooms, TV room, press
room, armoury (will be open from the beginning of 2008 - cartridges
won't be sold until then), convention hall for 140 people, restaurant,
bar, extensive porches, places and games for kids and a convention residential
hotel with 60 rooms controlled by the sporting federations.
The Sports Centre opened in April 2007, with its four Olympic Trap shooting
fields and two for "compak sporting"; work is continuing to
complete the other areas.