Juventus Stadium – Torino
Location: Str. Com. di Altessano, Turin
Built on the site of Juventus’ former home the Stadio delle Alpi it is the first club owned stadium in Serie A.
It was opened on Septemeber 8, 2011 with a friendly between Notts County and Juventus which ended 1-1, while the first competitive game was against Parma in Serie A on September 11, 2011.
The Stadium was built at a cost €100 million and features all the modern amenities you would expect in an up-to-date arena. It has a low environmental impact is constructed to reduce energy consumption from non-renewable sources.
The stands are just 7.5 metres from the pitch adding to the intense atmosphere created by the Bianconeri fans.
The Gentleman Ultra says…
The Juventus Arena is quite simply the future of Italian football stadia. This is not only due to the fact that it will the first ultra modern stadium in Serie A but also because Juventus will own the entire structure. This is a first in Italy as the grounds are normally owned by local authorities.
The name of the stadium will soon be changed as the rights for this were sold back in 2008 to Sportfive. The stadium is built on the site of the old Stadio Delle Alpi which was Juventus’s previous home and has cost £90 million.
The ground was officially opened in September 2011 and boasts many amenities not available in Italy’s other aging stadiums. It will have a shopping complex outside it and 3,600 premium seats with an additional 120 executive boxes.
The atmosphere inside the ground is more intimidating than it ever has been as the fans are close to the pitch and gives the feeling that the crowd are on top of the players.
The Juve Ultras (especially The Vikings) continue to support their team in the manner that they are accustomed to, so far the groups have their Curva in the stadium and their banners, flares and fire crackers mean the new stadium has not lost its intimidating atmosphere.