Stadio Artemio Franchi – Montepaschi Arena

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This article is about the football stadium in Siena. For the stadium in Florence, see Stadio Artemio Franchi.
Stadio Artemio Franchi – Montepaschi Arena
Siena artemio franchi.jpg
Location Siena, Italy
Broke ground 1923
Opened 1923
Owner Municipality of Siena
Surface Grass
Capacity
15,373[1]
Tenants
A.C. Siena

Stadio Artemio Franchi is a multi-purpose stadium in Siena, Italy. It is currently used mostly for football matches and the home of A.C. Siena. The stadium was built in 1923 and holds 15,373.[1]

It is named after former Italian Football Federation president Artemio Franchi.

In summer 2007, A.C. Siena agreed to rename the stadium into Stadio Artemio Franchi – Montepaschi Arena, to include the name of their main sponsor, Monte dei Paschi di Siena.[1]

The stadium hosted its first and so far only international match on 17 October 2010, a 2-0 friendly win for Italy over South Africa.[2]

During March 2011, A.C. Siena announced plans to build a new stadium on the southern outskirts of the city at Isola d’Arbia. The new stadium, with a capacity of 20,000, features a revolutionary below ground design which was honored with an MIPIM AR Future Projects Award.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Stadio "Artemio Franchi - Montepaschi Arena"" (in Italian). AC Siena - Sito Ufficiale. Retrieved 2010-10-03. 
  2. ^ "Stadio Artemio Franchi - Montepaschi Arena". EU-Football.info. Retrieved 10 March 2014. 
  3. ^ "Siena's new Stadium will be below ground". BBC. 

Coordinates: 43°19′18″N 11°19′34″E / 43.32167°N 11.32611°E / 43.32167; 11.32611