Stadio San Nicola
|172 (Press seats)|
|Inauguration||03.06.1990 (AS Bari - AC Milan, 2-0)|
|Address||Strada Torrebella, 70124 Bari|
Description: Stadio San Nicola
Construction took almost 3 years, from 1987 to 1990. The stadium designed by renowned Renzo Piano is among largest venues in Italy and that happened for several reasons. Not that AS Bari, the home side, needed it – Italy did when they won the bid for 1990 World Cup. Also, to receive funding from the International Olympic Committee an athletics track was built, even if is used seldom today.
Partial cover helped the Saint Nicolas stadium to earn 4 stars by UEFA’s standards and host Champions League final in 1991, between Crvena Zvezda and Olympique de Marseille. Due to its size it’s also been host of several Italy’s internationals as well.
Italy: Four options of going forward in Bari
Reconstruction or a new stadium from scratch. There are four identified ways to deal with aging Stadio San Nicola and none of them is perfect. Revamping could be more expensive than starting from scratch.
Italy: Bari set to rebuild Stadio San Nicola
After years of gradual deterioration the monumental Copa 90 stadium is expected to be completely redeveloped. By 2022 it should lose 13,000 seats and move fans closer to the field. Will this grand plan happen?
Italy: Will FC Bari leave their Copa 90 stadium?
Current tenancy deal ends in mid-2017. Can FC Bari abandon their current stadium afterwards? This may prove likely if the dilapidating stadium isn’t renovated…
Italy: Bari stadium tearing apart
Though it was designed by one of the best architects, it’s no longer a reason for pride. Stadio San Nicola is increasingly concerning as its state is gradually deteriorating.
10+ Ranking 2015: Attendances in Europe (Part 2. The Clubs)
Borussia, Barca and Man United – lovely dominant trio. But it wasn’t them who gained most fans last season. Check all 217 clubs that draw an average crowd of 10,000+!
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.
10+ Ranking: Here are the best European clubs by attendance
There are 229 clubs in Europe enjoying on average 10,000 spectators and more. We list all of them to show the Continent’s most magnetic teams. Some fanbases really deserve praise for their participation, right Rangers/Portsmouth?