Club: Juventus FC | Opening: 2011 | Capacity: 41,000 seats
History and description
Juventus Stadium replaced Juventus’ old Stadio Delle Alpi, which had been the home of the club since 1990. Juventus fans never warmed up to Delle Alpi though, with most complaints involving the distance between stands and pitch, poor sightlines and lack of atmosphere.
As early as 2003, Juventus already started making plans for a new stadium, and after they had bought the stadium from the city of Turin, they moved to Stadio Olimpico di Torino in anticipation of returning in a few years time.
Demolition of Delle Alpi started in 2008, and soon after works on the new Juventus Stadium began.
Juventus Stadium officially opened on the 8th of September 2011 with a match between Juventus and Notts County (1-1). Notts County had been chosen because of the historic ties the clubs have since 1903 when Englishman and Juventus player John Savage arranged for Juventus to wear the black-and-white kit that Notts County traditionally play in.
Juventus Stadium has been selected to host the 2014 Europa League final.
Juventus Stadium is located in the north of Turin, approximately 7 kilometres from Turin’s city centre and main railway station.
The stadium lies just south of Turin’s semi ring road, the Tangenziale. Take exit Venaria from the northern section of the road.
On matchdays a special tram service (line 9) connects the stadium with metro stop Bernini. Bernini can be reached with metro line 1 from Turin train stations Porta Nuova and Porta Susa.
On non-matchdays the stadium is best reached by bus. From the city centre (Via 20 Settembre – Via Bertola) take bus 72 or 72b in the direction of Viale Bruno Sper. or Picco. The journey takes almost 40 minutes, get off at stop Stadio Alpi. Both buses also pass train station Porta Susa.
Address: Corso Gaetano Scirea 50, Torino
Eat, sleep, and drink
Juventus Stadium is located on the outskirts of the city of Turin in a quiet residential area. With their new stadium, Juventus also opened a medium-sized shopping centre, Area12, which has a few food outlets. Apart from that, there are few options to eat or drink something around the stadium, and doing so in Turin’s city centre may be the better alternative.
The newly opened Hotel Master lies right next to the stadium, gets good reviews, and is reasonably affordable. Hotel Galant, a road-side hotel near the Tangenziale, is a comparable alternative. It lies slightly further away from the stadium, but can be convienent for those arriving by car. For all hotels near Juventus Stadium click here.
However, if you are spending more than a day in Turin, you will likely have a better time staying at a hotel closer to the city centre. Picking a hotel near Porta Susa station may be convenient in terms of public transport to the stadium, but there is more choice near Turin’s other main station, Porta Nuova.
Juventus sold out most matches in their first season at the Juventus Stadium and one is advised to book as much in advance as possible.
Ticket prices typically start at €35.00 for a seat behind one of the goals and range up to €90.00 for the central seats at the long sides.
Juventus Stadium houses the Juventus museum, which highlights the history of the club. On top of that, the club organises guided stadium tours that include access to the dressing rooms, players’ tunnel and media areas.
The museum opens every day of the week except Tuesdays from 10:30 am to 6:30 pm (last entry at 5:30 pm).
Tours run Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays at every hour between 11:00 am and 4:00 pm. On the weekend and public holidays they run every half an hour between 11:00 am and 5:30 pm. There are no tours on matchdays.
Tours can be booked online or at the Ticket Office at the stadium. Entrance to the museum costs €12.00, the combination of tour and museum €18.00.
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