While not on the grand scale of professional stadiums, the local football arenas in the Italian amateur leagues hold a special place in the hearts of players and fans alike.
In this article, we will have a look at the stadiums with over 10,000 capacity in the lower Italian Football Leagues.
The Biggest Stadiums in In Italian Amateur Football Leagues 2023-2024
This season’s biggest stadium in the non-professional Italy football is the Stadio Nuovo Romagnoli with a capacity of 25,000. It opened in 1985 and since then it is the home stadium of Campobasso. In the stadium’s opening match, Campobasso defeated Juventus in a Copa Italia game. The club’s best ever period is participating in the Serie B from 1982 to 1987.
The second biggest stadium on the list is the Stadio Leonardo Garilli, the home of Piacenza. The club participated in eight championships in the top flight between 1993 and 2003. The stadium opened in 1969 and can hold 21,668 people.
The Stadio San Francesco d’Assisi opened in 1914 and has a capacity of 15,000. It is the home of Nocerina. The team played three times in Serie B.
The Stadio Tupparello is based in the city of Acireale in Sicily and has a capacity of 14,500. It opened in 1993 and since then it is the home to Acireale. The club has spent most of its history in the 3rd division. It has only played in Serie B for two seasons.
The stadium that has hosted the most Serie A matches is the Stadio Armando Picchi, the home of Livorno. The club has played 29 seasons at the highest level of the Italian football league system. They were one of the founding members of the Serie A and their best position is the 2nd in 1943. They are also the only team in Serie D to have played in European competitions. The stadium opened in 1935 and its current capacity is 14,400. In 1960 it was one of the facilities that hosted the football tournament of the Summer Olympics.
The Stadio Riviera delle Palme opened in 1985 and has a capacity of 13,700. It is the home of Sambenedettese a team that has played in 21 seasons in the Italian Serie B.
The biggest stadium in the fourth amateur level and seventh overall of the Italian football league system is the Stadio Antonino Lombardo Angotta in Marsala. It opened in 1956 and has a capacity of 13,500. It is the home of Sport Club Marsala who will participate this year in the local football championships of Sicily. The club has played 28 other times at the third level of the Italian football.
Another stadium in the list that has witnessed Serie A football is the Stadio Marcello Melani in Pistoia. It is the home to Pistoiese who played in Serie A in the 1980-1981 season. It opened in 1966 and has a capacity of 13,195.
The Stadio Guido Angelini in Chieti has a capacity of 12,750 and opened in 1960. It is the home stadium of Chieti FC. The club has spent 40 seasons in the third division without ever being promoted to the Serie B.
The Stadio Bruno Benelli is located in the city of Ravenna and opened in 1966 with a capacity of 12,020. It is the home ground of Ravenna FC. The club has spent 7 seasons in the second division of the Italian football.
The Stadio Esseneto is located in the town of Agrigento in Sicily. It opened in 1933 and has a capacity of 12,000. The stadium is the home of Akragas. The club has never played above the 3rd division of the Italian football.
The biggest stadium in the fifth level of the Italian football league system with a capacity of 11,950 is the Stadio Marco Tomaselli. The stadium is home to Nissa Football Club. The club has spent most of its history in the regional categories, having only reached the 3rd division 3 times.
Another stadium that hosts a 5th division team is the Stadio Gianpiero Vitali in Massa, Tuscany. The stadium is used by Massese who managed to reach the second division of the Italian football two times. The stadium opened in 1960 and has a capacity of 11,500.
The Stadio Alfredo Giraud is located in the town of Torre Annunziata in the Metropolitan city of Naples. It opened in 1962 with a capacity of 10,750 and hosts the games of the 5th division club, Savoia. Savoia, one of the oldest clubs in Italy, has participated in 5 championships in the top flight with the last being in 1925.
The Stadio Carlo Zecchini was built in 1952 and has a capacity of 10,000. It was one of the venues that hosted the football tournament of the 1960 Summer Olympics. It is now used as the home ground of the Serie D club, Grosseto. The team has participated 6 times in Serie B, missing the promotion to the top flight in the playoffs of the 2008-2009 season.
The Stadio Omobono Tenni was built in the city of Treviso in 1933 and has a capacity of 10,000. Since then, it the home of Treviso FC. The club has played in Serie A for the 2005-06 season. It is the only club among Capri and Pistoiese to have only one appearance in the top flight of the Italian Football.
The final stadium on the list is the Stadio Cosimo Puttilli in the city of Barletta. It opened in 1970 and has a capacity of 10,000. It is the home ground of Barletta. The club has spent 4 times in the Serie B.