Stadio Franco Ossola

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Stadio Comunale Franco Ossola
Stadio Franco Ossola, Varese.jpg
Location Via Bolchini, Masnago, 21100 Varese, Italy
Coordinates 45°50′04″N 8°48′02″E / 45.83457°N 8.80061°E / 45.83457; 8.80061
Capacity 8,213[1]
Field size 105x66
Surface Grass
Construction
Broke ground 1925
Opened 1925
Tenants
A.S. Varese 1910

The Stadio Franco Ossola (also called Luigi Ganna Velodrome) is a sports stadium and velodrome currently in use by the football team A.S. Varese 1910.

Constructed in 1925, and originally named the Stadio del Littorio, the stadium was renamed in September 1950 in memory of Franco Ossola, an Italian from Varese and player for Torino F.C. who died in 1949 in the Superga air disaster.

The cycling track was used for the UCI Track Cycling World Championships in 1971 and is named after Luigi Ganna, the winner of the first Giro d'Italia in 1909, who was born in nearby Induno Olona.

Originally, the stadium could accommodate up to 23,000 spectators, but the capacity has been reduced to comply with safety standards, so much so that now the north stand, which houses the home fans, is not usable.

In recent years, plans have been drawn up to create a new 10,000 seater stadium to replace the existing one.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Varese, Stabilita la capienza dello stadio: 8213 posti" (in Italian). La Provincia di Varese. 2010-06-25. Retrieved 2010-10-03. 

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Preceded by
Saffron Lane Velodrome
Leicester
UCI Track Cycling World Championships
Venue

1971
Succeeded by
Stade Vélodrome
Marseille