Stadio Pierluigi Penzo

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Coordinates: 45°25′39.94″N 12°21′49.43″E / 45.4277611°N 12.3637306°E / 45.4277611; 12.3637306

Stadio Pierluigi Penzo
Stadio Pierluigi Penzo Venezia-outside1.jpg
Location Venice, Italy Italy
Owner Municipality of Venice
Capacity 7,450
Surface Grass
Opened 1913

Stadio Pierluigi Penzo is a multi-use stadium in Venice, Italy. It is the largest sports facility in Venice and the home ground of Venezia F.C.. The stadium was first opened in 1913 and takes its name from World War I pilot Pier Luigi Penzo.[1]

Originally constructed from wood, the stadium was largely upgraded with a concrete main stand in the 1920s and further improvements were made in the decades that followed. The record attendance of 26,000 was for a 1966 Serie A match against A.C. Milan.

On September 11, 1970 a tornado hit Venice and caused extensive damage to the stadium. Due to the club's decline the stadium was only partially reinstated, and the capacity was reduced to just over 5,000.[1] The club rose back up to Serie A in 1998 and additional makeshift stands were added, bringing capacity back up to 13,400, but it has since been reduced again to the current capacity of 7,450.[2]

The stadium is notable as it is primarily accessible by boat.[2]