Stadio Armando Picchi
Club: Livorno Calcio | Opening: 1935 | Capacity: 19,234
History and description
Construction of Stadio Armando Picchi started in 1933 and soon after a first match was played at the still unfinished ground.
The stadium officially opened more than a year later in March 1935 with an international match between the B-sides of Italy and Austria (0-0).
The stadium was initially called Stadio Edda Ciano Mussolini, and was renamed Yankee Stadium for a short period after the Second World War when it was used by the Americans.
Stadio Armando Picchi has hardly changed since. Only in the mid 2000s some small renovations got performed so that the stadium would comply with league requirements.
Stadio Armando Picchi is located in the south of the city of Livorno at only a few hundred metres from the Mediterranean coast. It lies about 3 kilometres from Livorno’s historic centre, and just over 4 kilometres from the city’s railway station, which lies further east.
If arriving by car from the A12 (north of the city), exit for Livorno, and continue on the Variante Aurelia. Follow for almost 10 kilometres and exit for Liverno Sud. Keep right at the fork and follow for Livorno. Merge right onto the Via di Levante and follow until the roundabout. Take the second exit for Zona Sportiva. Keep straight at the traffic lights and a little further on turn left onto the Via dei Pensieri. The floodlights of the stadium are visible in front of you.
If using public transport, you can catch bus 1 from the railway station or city centre. Get off at Barriera Margherita or Viale Italia, San Leopoldo. The jouney from the centre takes only 10 minutes, and that from the station 10 minutes more.
An alternative from the centre is line 5 (e.g. from the Via del Porticciolo). The bus passes right by the stadium. Get off at Via dei Pensieri Stadio. The journey takes about 15 minutes.
Address: Piazzale Montello 14, 57128 Livorno
Tickets for Livorno matches can be bought online via Bookingshow.it, in person at the club store at Stadio Armando Picchi, or at one of the Booking Show sales outlets.
These sales outlets include the Chiosco Livorno at shopping centre Fonti del Corallo right at the back of the railway station, and Ricevitoria TotoTerzo at Piazza Mazzini just south of Livorno’s historic centre.
Tickets typically start at €20.00 for a seat at the curve, and range from €35.00 to €130.00 for a seat at one of the sides.
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