Stadio Olympico Rome: Lazio Stadium + AS Roma Arena

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Stadio Olympico, Roma : Olympic Stadium Rome

Roman Sports Arena Building, Italy

Stadio Olympico Roma

Location: Via Foro Italico, north Rome

Home to both major Roman football teams – SS Lazio & AS Roma

Stadio Olympico Roma building

Capacity: 82,000 / 72,698
Opened: 1937
Broke ground: 1901
The ground is the largest sports facility in the Italian capital city.

This Italian football ground was the centrepiece stadium for the 1960 Olympics. All terraces got converted into seats, resulting in a reduced capacity of just 53,000 seats. During the Olympic Games, the stadium hosted the opening and closing ceremonies, as well as the athletics competitions.

Stadio Olympico Rome building

Eight years later this Rome football ground was the principal venue of the Euro 1968 Championships. It hosted the match for third place and also the final between Italy and Yugoslavia (2-0 after a replay).

Stadio Olympico Roma images © Adrian Welch

In 2007, a vast plan of restyling the internal design of the stadium was laid out, to conform to UEFA standards for the 2009 UEFA Champions League Final which was held in Rome. The work was performed and completed in 2008. It included the establishment of standard structures with improvements in security, the fixing of dressing rooms and of the press room.

Rome Rugby Stadium, near building below:
Rome Rugby Stadium
photograph © Adrian Welch

Palazzetto dello Sport

Address: Viale dei Gladiatori, 00135 Roma RM, Italy
Capacity: 72,698

Location: Stadio Olympico, Rome, Italy




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