Football stadiums that are shared by multiple clubs in Italy
5) Stadio Atleti Azzurri d’Italia
Located in Bergamo, the Stadio Atleti Azzurri d’Italia is the home of Serie A side Atalanta BC. Serie C side UC AlbinoLeffe also play their home games in the same stadium. Founded in the late 90s, AlbinoLeffe have been playing their home games here since ’03. Although, Atalanta own the website, having paid 8.6 million Euros for the ownership, the stadium has co-tenants. The delight of winning back to back promotions to the Italian top flight was eclipsed last season, when Atalanta qualified for the Europa league, meaning that the stadium would witness European football. However, failing to match the prerequisites, Atalanta played their home game at Venue MAPEI Stadium – Città del Tricolore against Dortmund in the last round, when they were knocked out by a late goal from Marcel Schmelzer.
4) Stadio Marc’Antonio Bentegodi
Home for the Verona derby, the Stadio Marc’Antonio Bentegodi has a capacity of 40, 000. The stadium hosted four games during the 1990 FIFA World Cup. Both Chievo and Hellas Verona have been playing their home games in the stadium, owned by the Municipality of Verona. While Chievo have become a mainstay in the Serie A, their rivals, Hellas have failed to do so on a regular basis. Nevertheless, the stadium lights up when the two rivals come up against each other. One of the flaws of the stadium is that the pitch is significantly far away from the stands, making it difficult for the fans to get a clear look.
3)Stadio Luigi Ferraris
Like the Stadio Marc’Antonio Bentegodi, Stadio Luigi Ferraris also hosted four group stage matches during the world cup of 1990. The stadium has a capacity of 36,000 and is owned by Municipality of Genoa. It was initially home to just Genoa, but in 1946, Sampdoria were founded and moved into the stadium as well. Since then, the stadium has witnessed a feisty atmosphere every time the Genoa derby comes up. Apart from that, the stadium is not really packed on matchdays, averaging an attendance between 60 and 70 per cent.
2) Stadio Olimpicio
One of the most iconic stadiums around Europe, Stadio Olimpicio has featured in some of the most memorable games in the past. From Germany lifting the World Cup in 1990 against Argentina, to Barcelona defeating Manchester United in ’09 Champions league final, Stadio Olimpicio has seen it all. Moreover, the stadium always hosts the Copa Italia final in May. Roma and Lazio share the stadium. Although, the stadium has seen a massive decline in attendance in recent seasons, the attendance goes up when there is a derby game. While Roma prepare to move away from the stadium, nobody will ever forget that the legendary Totti played out his entire career in Stadio Olimpicio featuring for AS Roma.
Also known as Giuseppe Meazza, the legendary San Siro most recently hosted the Champions league final between Atletico and Real Madrid, which ended in a penalty shootout win for Los Blancos. The historic Milan clubs, AC Milan and Inter have been the stakeholders in the stadium. Both clubs have achieved remarkable success in the past, faced severe decline in recent seasons, and this season, are on the up once again. The Milan derby stands out as one of the grand games of the European football season. The stadium has been graced by the iconic Andrea Pirlo, Kaka, Diego Milito to name a few in its rich history.