Published On: Fri, Mar 27th, 2015

Stadio Armando Picchi – Livorno

Stadio Armando Picchi - INsideName: Stadio Armando Picchi (Stadio Edda Ciano Mussolini – 1935-45)

Location: Piazzale Montello 14, Livorno

Built: 1935

Capacity: 19,234

Even though games had been played at this stadium as early as 1933 it did was not officially finished until 1935. The stadium opened with a match between Italy B and Austria B in March of that year, (the game finished 0-0)

Initially called the Stadio Edda Ciano Mussolini the stadium was renamed after the war and although minor changes have been made, it has stayed very similar to the original construction.

Located roughly two miles south of the city center in the neighbourhood of Ardenza, the stadium is not difficult to get to and there are many bus routes easily available.

Stadio Armando Picchi

The Gentleman Ultra says….

If you are travelling to Livorno, you are going for the football as it certainly is not one of Tuscany’s most attractive areas. The supporters will make this ground one of the most hostile places on the Serie A fixture list as their left-wing followers will make the atmosphere red hot.

Be warned if you are travelling with Roma, Lazio, Inter or Verona as violence has broken out between these Ultra groups in the past due to the left and right wing nature of their support. The left wing side of their support has seen the Livornesi 99 group team up with other politically minded football clubs across Europe including AEK Athens and Marseille.

This maybe a hostile place to travel but it would certainly have an atmosphere and the choreography and pyrotechnics will be as good as anywhere in Serie A.

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