Stadio Marc’Antonio Bentegodi – Verona
Location: Piazzale Olimpia, Verona
Opened: 15th December 1963
The Stadio Bentegodi, situated in Verona, is host to two clubs: Hellas Verona and Chievo.
Opened as a state of the art venue in 1963, the Bentegodi was considered excessive for a team that had spent a large part of it’s existence in Serie B (Hellas Verona) but has been used for the 1990 World Cup, proving that it has it’s uses aside from hosting Verona games.
Since Chievo’s rise to Serie A however, the Bentegodi has seen more use and larger attendances, somewhat justifying it’s size and grandeur.
It was renovated in 1990 for the aforementioned World Cup, including the addition of a roof and an extra tier.
The Gentleman Ultra says…
The Stadio Marc’Antonio Bentegodi is one of Italy’s iconic stadiums. Built in 1963, this stadium’s only fault was that it may have been too big for the teams which it had been built for. The ground was renovated for the World Cup in 1990 and became a superb arena for football from thereon.
The renovations included an extra tier, new roof, better visibility and fantastic transport connections to and from the city. Chievo are the city’s Serie A side although they are by far the least supported. When looking at attendances it is Hellas Verona who normally come out on top, despite their recent positions in Serie C and Serie B.
Chievo occupy the Curva Sud with a small but loyal group of Ultras, but the atmosphere is often lost in this vast stadium.