Club: S.P.A.L. | Opening: 1928 | Capacity: 16,134 seats
History and description
Stadio Paolo Mazza, in full Stadio Comunale Paolo Mazza, opened on 20 September 1928 with a match between SPAL and Modena.
The capacity of the stadium was initially 4,000, but this got expanded after World War 2 to about 25,000. In the next decades, the stadium underwent various redevelopments, which lead to capacity dropping back to 7,500 seats.
In 2016, following SPAL’s promotion to Serie B, Stadio Paolo Mazza underwent a refurbishment which added 1,000 seats to the capacity.
When the club got promoted to Serie A the next year, the stadium underwent a large refurbishment including construction of new stands behind the goals, boosting capacity to over 16,000 seats.
How to get to Stadio Paolo Mazza
Stadio Paolo Mazza is located right in the centre of the city of Ferrara. It is located in between Ferrara’s railway station and its historic centre at just 5 minutes walking from the station and 10 minutes from the historic centre.
Frequent direct trains connect Ferrara with Bologna, Venice, and Padova. The journey from the former takes about half an hour, that from Venice an hour-and-a-half, and that from Padova an hour.
Address: Corso Piave 28, 44121 Ferrara
Tickets for SPAL matches can be bought online, or at any of the official sales points, which include the Tabaccheria Segnali di Fumo at the Corso Martiri della Liberta’ 73 in Ferrara’s historic centre or any other Vivaticket sales point.
Tickets can also be bought at the ticket office of the stadium on the day of the match until half-time. Due to the stadium’s limited capacity, SPAL does occasionally sell out so it is best to not leave it late.
Tickets come in three price categories, ranging from €25.00 for a seat behind the goal to €85.00 for a central seat at the main stand for the cheapest category. Prices go up from €15.00 to €40.00 for the top category matches.
Photos of Stadio Paolo Mazza
Photo credits: Lungoleno