Stadio Olimpico

Last Modified Sep 22, 2021 06:27 GMT

Located within the Foro Italico sports complex, Stadio Olimpico is the main and largest sports facility of Rome, Italy. This is the home stadium of Serie A clubs Lazio and Roma and also hosts the Coppa Italia final.

Stadio Olimpico Stadium Capacity

This grass surfaced stadium has a field size of 105 by 68 m and a current capacity to hold 72,698 spectators. Apart from sports events the stadium also has holded musical concerts, tours and events since 1991. The stadium is owned by Italian National Olympic Committee.

Stadio Olimpico


Even though the stadium was built in 1928, it has undergone several renovations. Initially, the Stadio Olimpico was called the Stadio dei Cipressi.

The construction was interrupted due to the World War II after which it was renamed as Foro Italico. The building was inaugurated on 17th of May 1953 with a football game between Italy and Hungary.

During the 1960 Summer Olympics, the stadium was again renamed as Stadio dei Centomila, and hosted the opening and closing ceremonies and also the athletics competitions. The stadium has hosted several editions of the Italian Championships of Athletics, the 1975 Summer Universiade and the 1987 World Athletics Championships.

The facility underwent an extensive renovation for the 1990 FIFA World Cup. The Stadio Olimpico was to host five matches of the Italian national team and the finals between West Germany and Argentina. With the same layout from 1990, the Stadio Olimpico hosted the UEFA Champions League Final between Juventus and Ajax.

In the year 2007, the internal design of the stadium was re-done, to conform to UEFA standards for the 2009 UEFA Champions League Final which was held in Rome. The work performed and completed in 2008 included the establishment of standard structures with improvements in security, the fixing of dressing rooms, high definition LED screens and of the press room. Presently, the Stadio Olimpico was classified a UEFA Elite stadium.

Major Matches

In the year 1968, the European Championship final match saw Italy win against Yugoslavia with a score of 2–0. Liverpool won for European Cup final matches in the years 1973, 1977 and 1984 against teams Juventus, Gladbach and Roma respectively at this stadium.

The 1990 FIFA World Cup Final match saw West Germany win against Argentina 1–0 and was another notable match held at Olimpico.

The 2009 UEFA Champions League Final saw Barcelona win against Manchester United with 2 goals.

Recent and Future Matches

Stadio Olimpico was announced as one of the venues for UEFA Euro 2020. The stadium will host three group stage matches and one match in the round of 16 or quarter-finals.

Read More read-more-icon