Stadio Olympico, Rome Architecture, Building, Lazio Ground, Roma Stadium Photos
Stadio Olympico, Roma : Olympic Stadium Rome
Roman Sports Arena Building, 20th Century Italy Architecture – Italian sporting venue
Stadio Olympico Roma
Location: Via Foro Italico, north Rome, Italy
Stadio Olympico Roma is home to both major Roman football teams – SS Lazio & AS Roma
Capacity: 82,000 / 72,698
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.
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.
Address: Viale dei Gladiatori, 00135 Roma RM, Italy
Location: Stadio Olympico, Rome, Italy, Italy, southern Europe
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Date built: 1960
Design: Pier Luigi Nervi
photograph © Oscar Savio. Courtesy Pier Luigi Nervi Project Association, Brussels
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