Stadio Franco Ossola

Capacity9 424
1,100 (Away section)
Country Italy
ClubsAS Varese 1910
Inauguration 1925
Renovations 1960, 2009-2011
Address Via Giuseppe Bolchini 25, 21100 Varese


Stadio Franco Ossola – stadium description

The ground was built in 1925 and was designed for various uses. Around the pitch athletics track was built and around it a cycling track, leaving fans far from the action. Stands surround the playing field almost completely with only the main one being separated from other sections. The ground stands almost unchanged since 1960’s and got a facelift only in 2009-2011 when AS Varese was promoted to Serie B. New safety measures were installed and terracing became more accessible for fans.

Before that redevelopment capacity was just over 5,000, though throughout the years crowds of well over 20,000 were recorded with people on the cycling and athletics track as well as even on the roof. Capacity was increased along with growing demand to almost 9,500 in 2011.

Ground’s name is reserved for Franco Ossola, a player who died in 1949 aircraft disaster that killed all footballers of Grande Torino.



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