Stadio Atleti Azzurri d’Italia
|332 (VIP seats)|
|116 (Press seats)|
|Clubs||Atalanta Bergamasca Calcio, Albinoleffe UC|
|Inauguration||01.11.1928 (Atalanta Bergamo - Triestina Calcio)|
|Address||Viale Giulio Cesare 18, 24100 Bergamo|
Description: Stadio Atleti Azzurri d’Italia
The ground was built in 1928, receiving the name of Mario Brumana, a Fascist hero. Two opening ceremonies took place. First there was a football game on November 1st, then an official ceremony including numerous officials on December 23rd. At that time the ground had two stands alongside the pitch, each with elegant facades that exist to this day. West stand was covered while the opposite one had no roof. together they could accommodate up to 12,000 people.
After Fascism ended name was changed to Stadio Atleti Azzurri d'Italia, but ironically it was the athletics track that was removed in the course of redevelopments that also saw the east stand receive a roof and the ground have floodlight masts mounted. However the venue is still elliptical as uncovered curves behind goals were built when the track was still in place.
Italy: Atalanta officially own their stadium
The Serie A club was selected as preferred bidder for the purchase of Stadio Atleti Azzurri d'Italia. In return they are now obliged to reconstruct it entirely, leaving only the historical part.
Italy: Atalanta’s new stadium in 2020?
With capacity of 22,000-23,000 covered seats, new football-specific stadium in Bergamo is expected to come before the 2020/21 season. It’s price could reach €30 million.
10+ Ranking 2015: Attendances in Europe (Part 2. The Clubs)
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Numbers don’t lie: French Ligue 1 outgrew Italian Serie A as Europe’s fourth largest league. Premier League seems unlikely to catch up to Bundesliga, while Turkey, Ukraine and Scotland are down.
Italy: Police allowed to use tasers inside stadiums
The controversial stun-gun accounted for hundreds of deaths will now be allowed for use against violent hooligans inside Italian stadiums. This is only one of many changes after the tragedy from May.
Bergamo: „Project drawn up, we will take initiative”
Atalanta president assures the city that his club will redevelop the stadium without public support. But first they need to get hold of a 99-year lease from the municipality.
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