|Full name||Stadio Friuli|
|Location||Udine, Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Italy|
|Field size||105 m × 68 m (344 ft × 223 ft)|
|Architect||Lorenzo Giacomuzzi Moore|
|Structural engineer||Giuliano Parmegiani|
|Udinese Calcio (1976–present)|
Italy national football team (selected matches)
Pordenone Calcio (2019–present)
The Stadio Friuli (known for sponsorship reasons as Dacia Arena) is an all-seater football stadium in Udine, Italy, and the home of Serie A club Udinese. The stadium was built in 1976 and has a capacity of 25,144. It is sponsored by Romanian car manufacturer Dacia.
In April 2012, the City of Udine granted Udinese Calcio a 99-year lease of the stadium and land, due to end in 2112.
The most recent reconstruction saw the removal of the athletics track, the demolishing of three sides of the stadium with only the "arc" / West end preserved and the three demolished stands rebuilt closer to the pitch. The cost of the redevelopment was around €50m and the work was completed with Udinese not having to move any of their home games to other stadia. The work on the new stadium officially began on 5 June 2013. During the summer of 2013, the athletics track was dismantled. On 23 June 2014, the foundation stone was laid by Udinese Calcio president Giampaolo Pozzo. The new Friuli was officially opened on 17 January 2016 when Udinese hosted Juventus. The sponsorship name of the stadium, Dacia Arena, was unveiled that day therefore the club entered into a new stadium-naming rights agreement with its parent company, Dacia.
The Friuli was nominated by StadiumDB.com as one of the best stadiums of the year 2016, reaching the 13th position of the Public Vote ranking and the 7th position of the Jury Vote ranking.
In 1990, the stadium hosted three matches at the 1990 FIFA World Cup, all of which were Group E matches.
Fradis Furlàns, us invidi a tigní dur.— Pope John Paul II, 3 May 1992
1990 FIFA World Cup
The stadium was one of the venues of the 1990 FIFA World Cup, and held the following matches:
|Date||Team No. 1||Res.||Team No. 2||Round|
|13 June 1990||Uruguay||0–0||Spain||Group E|
|17 June 1990||South Korea||1–3||Spain||Group E|
|21 June 1990||South Korea||0–1||Uruguay||Group E|
- "Mozione del Consigliere Tanzi e altri avente ad oggetto "Invito formale all'Udinese calcio S.p.A. per il cambio di denominazione da 'Stadio Friuli' in 'Stadio Dacia Arena' - Udine"". OpenMunicipio (in Italian). 18 January 2016. Archived from the original on 20 May 2016. Retrieved 20 May 2016.
- "Dacia Arena – Stadio Friuli". The Stadium Guide. Archived from the original on 31 May 2019. Retrieved 27 September 2019.
- Ceschia, Alessandra (24 March 2017). "L'Udinese al Consiglio di Stato: legittima l'insegna Dacia Arena". Messaggero Veneto – Giornale del Friuli (in Italian). Retrieved 21 July 2018.
- "Stadium of the Year 2016". StadiumDB.com. Archived from the original on 21 June 2019. Retrieved 27 September 2019.