Club: Bologna FC | Opening: 1927 | Capacity: 38,279 seats
History and description
Stadio Renato Dall’Ara was built in the mid 1920s. It officially opened on the 29th of May 1927 with a friendly between the national teams of Italy and Spain (2-0).
The stadium was initially called Il Littoriale and at that time could hold 50,100 spectators. It already looked very similar to today’s stadium.
In the 1960s, plans were made for the construction of a new and larger stadium outside of the city, but these were finally abandoned.
After the War, the stadium had already changed names to Stadio Comunale, and in 1983 it was renamed to Stadio Renato Dall’Ara, in honour of a former president of the club.
Stadio Renato Dall’Ara was selected as one of the playing venues of the 1990 World Cup, and for this got extensively refurbished and expanded.
During the World Cup, the stadium hosted three group matches and the round of 16 match between England and Belgium (1-0).
Stadio Renato Dall’Ara is located in the west of Bologna, about 3 kilometres from Bologna’s historic city centre and slightly more from the city’s central railway station.
If coming from the A1 (north or south), follow for Bologna and the A14 Ancona. From the A14, take exit 2 toward Bologna and follow for Bologna Centro. From there follow the signs for Stadio.
If using public transport, one can take bus 21 from the central railway station. Take the bus in the direction of Filanda and get off at stop Stadio. Buses leave several times an hour and the ride takes about 17 minutes. One can also catch bus 21 from the Via Marconi at the western side of the historic city centre.
For the historic city centre one can also catch bus 14 from the Via Rizzoli. Take the bus in the direction of Piazza Giovanni XXIII and get off at stop Stadio. The journey takes just under 15 minutes and buses run many times an hour.
Address: Via Andrea Costa 174, 40134 Bologna
The Vivaticket sales points at the Via de’ Monari 3 (Teatro Manzoni), the Piazza Maggiore 1 (Bologna Welcome), and the Via de’ Fusari 9 (Hotel Al Cappello Rosso) are some that lie right in Bologna’s historic city centre.
Tickets can also be bought on the gate on the day of the match. Bologna hardly ever sells out.
Ticket prices depend on the opposition. Expect to pay between €18.00 and €90.00 for a low-profile match, and between €25.00 and €110.00 for the likes of Juventus and the Milan clubs.
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