Stadio Olimpico, Home to SS Lazio and AS Roma Club
Interested in watching some sport while you are travelling? If you happen to go to Rome during the match season, Stadio Olimpico is definitely one of the places you have to go! This stadium is the national stadium of Italy and is listed as a 4 stars stadium by UEFA. The stadium mainly hosts football matches and is the home of SS Lazio and AS Roma clubs. Occasionally, Stadio Olimpico hosts rugby matches, athletics competitions, as well as music concerts and non-sports events. If you are going to Rome and is a football fan, watching the Serie A clubs practicing and taking their photos or autographs would be a beautiful experience!
Stadio Olimpico’s History and Its Condition Today
Originally a part of Mussolini Forum project and named Stadio dei Cipressi, the construction started in 1927. There has been a pause since 1937 as the World War II broke. The construction continued in 1950 and the name of the stadium was changed again to Stadio dei Centomila because of its 100,000 people capacity. The stadium officially opened for public in 1953 with a friendly football match between Italy and Hungary. Its name today, Stadio Olimpico, was given prior to Italy’s hosting the 1960 Summer Olympics. After this naming the stadium continued to host important matches and events, like the 1975 Summer Universiade, 1987 World Athletics Championships, and the annual Goden Gala.
Stadio Olimpico has undergone several renovations after its opening in 1953. The prominent one was in 1990 when the entire stadium was demolished and rebuilt with new structures and new roofs that covered every part in the stadium. The end capacity the resulted from this rebuilding is 92,911 people, less than its former version. After this, the stadium got restyled and modernized in 2008 which resulted in its capacity being reduced to 73,261 people. Its capacity today is 72,698, with world class facilities that gives it a UEFA Elite Stadium title. The stadium today also regularly becomes music concerts venue.
Visiting Stadio Olimpico
Unfortunately the stadium doesn’t provide tours and is not open for public except for matches. Inside are premium facilities, including an AS Roma Fan Village, a kids entertainment area with football theme. You can buy either regular ticket, seasonal ticket, or premium ticket. If you buy one of the AS Roma premium packages, you can reserve parking space and reserved table for dining before the match, and enjoy premium facilities dedicated just for you. The Tribuna 1927 package allows you to sit in the historical tribune and watch the match accompanied by club executives and legendary athletes. The Skybox package features luxury seats and privacy, also unmatched services. The Tribuna D’Onore features comfortable seating areas and the chance to enjoy the restaurant and the lounges. Individual match ticket for AS Roma and SS Lazio matches ranges from €1 – €200, while seasonal ticket ranges from €115 to over €1000.
If you are interested in visiting Stadio Olimpico, its address is Via Foro Italico, 00194 Rome. The stadium can be accessed by car or public transportations like buses, trams and trains. Stadio Olimpico can be reached by taking Metro Line A or the Red Line.
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