Club: AC Chievo Verona and Hellas Verona FC | Opening: 1963 | Capacity: 39,221 seats
History and description
Stadio Marcantonio Bentegodi opened on the 15th of December 1963 with a match between Hellas Verona and Venezia.
The stadium was initially uncovered and consisted of two tiers. The roof and a third tier were added in a redevelopment for the 1990 World Cup.
During the World Cup, Stadio Bentegodi hosted three group matches and the round of 16 match between Yugoslavia and Spain (2-1).
Until 1986, the stadium was the sole home of Hellas Verona, but they were then joined by Chievo after their promotion to the Serie C1.
In the late 2000s, building works started to improve the bottom tier of the stadium, but these were never completed and the bottom tier has remained closed ever since.
Stadio Marcantonio Bentegodi is located just south-east of Verona’s historic city centre.
The walk from the main railway station (Verona Porta Nueva), which lies south of the historic centre, takes less than 15 minutes. The walk from the central Piazza Bra with its roman arena will take slightly longer, but still less than half an hour.
Alternatively, bus 11, 12, and 13 connect the city centre (Piazza Bra) and the main railway station with the stadium. Take bus 11 in the direction of Chievo/Corno, bus 12 direction Borgo Nuevo, or bus 13 direction Croce Bianca. On Sundays and holidays these are replaced with line 90 and 95. Get off at stop Stadio.
If arriving by car from the A4 motorway (Milan-Venezia), take exit Verona-Sud and follow for Verona Centro. Follow for a few kilometres until, upon passing underneath the railroad tracks near the station, signs will guide you to the stadium (Stadio).
Address: Piazzale Olimpia, 37138 Verona
Tickets for Chievo matches can be bought online through Ticketone, though possession of a Chievo Tessera del Tifoso card is required to be able to buy tickets.
Tickets can furthermore be bought through the branches of Banca Popolare di Verona, at the ticket windows of the stadium on the day before the match, and on the gate on the day of the match. Chievo rarely sell out.
Tickets cost either €25.00 for a seat at the Curva Sud, or €46.00 or €96.00 for a seat at one of the long sides. You can find a seating plan here.
On the day of the match, tickets can be bought at the Hellas Verona Ticket Point at Parking A of the stadium.
Ticket prices range from €25.00 for a seat at the Curva Sud to €90.00 for a good seat at one of the long sides. Tickets are considerably cheaper if bought in advance.
Relevant Internet links
Chievoverona.it – Official website of AC Chievo Verona.
Hellasverona.it – Official website of Hellas Verona FC.
Veronatuttintorno.it – Tourism website of the city of Verona.
Atv.verona.it – Verona public transport information.