Stadio Carlo Castellani
Club: Empoli FC | Opening: 1965 | Capacity: 20,000 seats
History and description
Stadio Carlo Castellani was built between 1963 and 1965. It officially opened on the 12th of September 1965, though originally consisted of just one covered stand.
Just like Empoli’s previous stadium, the new stadium got named after former player Carlo Castellani, who had died in a Nazi camp during the Second World War.
When Empoli promoted to the Serie B in 1983, a temporary stand got built opposite the main stand, which got replaced in 1990 by a permanent concrete one.
A few years earlier, both curves had already been constructed. The Curva Nord was further extended in 1997.
Getting to Stadio Carlo Castellani
Stadio Carlo Castellani is located just north-east of the city centre of the small town of Empoli. The walk from the town’s train station takes only 15 minutes and even less from most city centre locations.
There is a regular train service from Florence to Empoli. The journey takes about half an hour.
If arriving by car, take exit Empoli Est from the motorway that runs south of the town, and follow the road into town. Staying on the same road will automatically lead you to the stadium.
Address: Viale delle Olimpiadi, 50053 Empoli
Tickets for Empoli games can be bought at the Empoli Point at Stadio Carlo Castellani, or at any of the other sales points. Discofollia at the Via del Gelsomino 45 in the historic centre is the most centrally locared. Unione Clubs Azzurri at the Via della Maratona 2 is located right next to the stadium.
Tickets are also available on the gate on the day of the match. Even in the Serie A Empoli rarely sell out.
Tickets typically range in price from €28.00 for a seat behind the goal to €45.00 to €150.00 for a seat on one of the sides. Tickets are significantly cheaper if bought in advance before the day of the match.
You can find a seating map here.
Photos of Stadio Carlo Castellani
Relevant Internet links
Empolicalcio.net – Official website of Empoli FC.