Club: Udinese Calcio | Opening: 1976 | Capacity: 30,667 seats
History and description
Stadio Friuli replaced Udinese’s old Stadio Moretti, which had become too small for the club.
Construction of the new stadium began in 1971, and Stadio Friuli officially opened on the 26th of September 1976 with a match between Udinese and Seregno.
The stadium got selected as one of the playing venues of the 1990 World Cup, for which it received an extensive refurbishment. During the World Cup, it hosted three first round group matches.
In the summer of 2012, Udinese presented concrete plans for the redevelopment of Stadio Friuli into a modern arena with a capacity of 25,000 seats. The changes include the elimination of the athletics track and construction of three new covered stands in rectangular shape. The characteristic main stand will remain in its current shape.
The club is currently arranging funding and dealing with the last bureaucratic procedures, and hopes to start the building works in the first half of 2013.
Stadio Friuli is located in the north-east of the city of Udine at slightly more than 3 kilometres from the city centre.
The stadium lies adjacent to the A-23 motorway, which makes it easy to get to by car. Take exit Udine Stadio Friuli.
Bus 9 connects the stadium with the central railway station in Udinese’s city centre. Buses leave regularly and the trip takes approximately 20 minutes. Get off at Via Mainerio.
Address: Piazzale Argentina 3, Udine
Tickets for Udinese games can be bought at the Udinese Store at the stadium, the club store in Udinese’s centre (Via Portanuova 1), at the branches of local bank Cassa di Risparmio del Friuli Venezia Giulia, or at one of the Udinese Point outlets.
Udinese sells out at most one or two home matches per season.
Ticket prices typically vary from €10.00 for a seat at one of the curves to €60.00 for a central seat at the main stand. Expect to pay at least €25.00 for a high-profile match.
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