Stadio Piercesare Tombolato
|1,253 (West stand)|
|,5226 (East stand)|
|1,144 (away section) (North stand)|
|Address||Via Angelo Gabrielli 7, 35013 Cittadella, Italia|
Stadio Piercesare Tombolato – stadium description
Located just south of the Cittadella fortified old town, this football-athletic stadium was built in 1981. Initially it received to grandstands: smaller, but covered, in the west and larger open terrace in the east.
Ever since it opened, the stadium was named after Piercesare Tombolato, local player who died prematurely after a game of his team. Hoped to become a great goalkeeper, Tombolato was playing first squad already at 18yo, but suffered a serious hit in the abdomen during one game. After that hit he was hospitalised for 22 days, but died in agony.
Until early twenty-first century the stadium was home to AS Cittadella, but the club had to relocate after promotion to Serie B in 2001. Their home ground was unfit for the league and is only able to host second tier games since 2008, when additional temporary seating was installed in the west and north.
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