Stadio Luigi Ferraris
|Former names||Stadio Marassi|
|Owner||Municipality of Genoa|
105 × 68 meters
|Opened||22 January 1911|
U.C. Sampdoria (1946–present)
The Stadio Comunale Luigi Ferraris, also known as the Marassi from the name of the neighbourhood where it is located, is a multi-use stadium in Genoa, Italy. The home of Genoa C.F.C. and U.C. Sampdoria football clubs, it opened in 1911 and is one of the oldest stadiums still in use for football and other sports in Italy. Aside from football, the stadium has hosted meetings of rugby in the Italian national team and, more rarely, some concerts.
The stadium was inaugurated on 22 January 1911 with a football match between Genoa and Internazionale, and had a capacity of 20,000. On 22 December 1912, it hosted its first international, in which Italy lost 3–1 to Austria in a friendly.
The stadium was dismantled and rebuilt before the 1990 FIFA World Cup, for which it hosted three Group C matches (between Costa Rica, Scotland and Sweden) and a round-of-16 match between the Republic of Ireland and Romania.
On 12 October 2010, a Euro 2012 qualifier between Italy and Serbia was abandoned after Serbia fans continued to throw flares onto the pitch and light fireworks. When the game finally began, more flares and fireworks were thrown onto the field and the referee stopped the match after only six minutes of play.
On 29 February 2012, the United States defeated Italy 1–0 in a friendly played at the stadium. It was the first time that Italy had been defeated in Genoa and the first time that the US had ever defeated Italy.
1990 FIFA World Cup
The stadium was one of the venues of the 1990 FIFA World Cup, and held the following matches:
|Date||Team #1||Res.||Team #2||Round|
|1990-06-11||Costa Rica||1–0||Scotland||Group C|
|1990-06-20||Sweden||1–2||Costa Rica||Group C|
|1990-06-25||Republic of Ireland||0–0 (5–4 on penalties)||Romania||Round of 16|
- riferimento dal sito web del club reale più accurato rispetto agli altri
- "Italy-Serbia Euro 2012 tie abandoned after fan trouble". BBC Sport. 12 October 2010. Retrieved 12 October 2010.
- "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 11 November 2013. Retrieved 18 November 2013.
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