Stadio Olimpico, Sporting with Italian Taste

Stadio Olimpico in Rome (varzesh11)

 

The Stadio Olimpico in Rome is situated in the Foro Italico sports complex, Italy. It is located at Monte Mario just north of Rome which includes the Stadio dei Marmi, the Stadium of court of Rome, and the Swimming Stadium of Rome. The Olympic Stadium is the home football club of Lazio and Roma. It hosts the final of the Italian Cup, the annual athletics meeting, and many concerts of Italian and international artists. This place is the biggest sport complex in Italia. Currently, the Olympic is the second place in Italy for capacity with 72,700 seats. Along the San Siro Stadium in Milan, the Olympic is the only one with UEFA Elite ranking that allows it to accommodate even the finals of major UEFA club competitions, such as the Champions League and Europa League.

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A Brief Story of Stadio Olimpico

In post WWII, the Olympic Stadium in Rome was inaugurated in May 1953 with the football game between Italy – Hungary. And during 1960 Olympic Games, it has been the place for track and field events as well as the opening-closing ceremonies. The Olympic has hosted the World Championships in Athletics in 1987, the final of EURO (1968, 1980) and the World Cup of 1990. In addition, the final of the Champions League has been held there for 4 times (1977, 1984, 1996 and 2009).

The stadium was built a decade before WW II. It was built under the name Stadio dei Cipressi from 1927 to 1932 by the architect Enrico Del Debbio. It is planned as part of the Foro Mussolini (now Foro Italico). A first major expansion was made until 1937 under the architect Luigi Walter Moretti. This expansion was intended to support the Olympics of Rome for the Summer Olympics in 1940. In 1950s by Carlo Roccatelli (and after his death in 1951 by Annibale Vitellozzi), the conversion was carried out for the Olympic Games. From 1953 to 1960, the stadium was Stadio dei Centomila (Stadium of the Hundred Thousand). In 1960 it was reopened during the Summer Olympics. From this time on, the stadium has the name the Stadio Olimpico (Olympic Stadium). Once again, this stadium was radically rebuilt for the football world championships 1990. Unfortunately, the process was greatly altered its architectural marks, which had previously been very well integrated into the green landscape at the foot of the Montemario hill.

Since the spring of 2014, plans for a new stadium have been publicized under the title of Stadio della Roma. AS Roma had presented the plans for a new arena to accommodate 52,000 spectators and it should be ready by the start of the 2016/2017 season. The Stadio della Roma will reminds you of the Coliseum, worked by American architect Dan Meis. The new stadium will be built in the southern part of Tor di Valle. The plan also includes extensive urban redevelopments and a new road access to the Autostrada Roma-Fiumicino. Now, besides for soccer or athletic competitions, this big stadium also becomes a center of sightseeing people around the world.

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Stadio Olimpico Stadium (ladydi)

Stadio Olimpico Stadium (ladydi)

 

Stadio Olimpico (footballopolis)

Stadio Olimpico (footballopolis)

 

Stadio Olimpico on Matchday (varzesh11)

Stadio Olimpico on Matchday (varzesh11)

 

Stadio Olimpico in Rome (varzesh11)

Stadio Olimpico in Rome (varzesh11)

 

Stadio Olimpico at Olympic (wikipedia)

Stadio Olimpico at Olympic (wikipedia)

 

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