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Stadio Renato Curi – AC Perugia Calcio


Photos by Stefano Romagnoli, Stadium Journey


Stadium Info FANFARE Score: 3.43

Stadio Renato Curi Viale Pietro Conti – Località Pian di Massiano 06125 Perugia PG, Italy



Year Opened: 1975 Capacity: 24,000

 

Stadio Renato Curi

The AC Perugia Calcio is the main football club in the capital city of Umbria, a region in central Italy.

Founded in 1905 as a partnership between Fortebraccio and Libertas, the team plays home games in the stadium Renato Curi, a structure built between May and October 1975. The facility is located in Pian di Massiano and from November 26, 1977 is entitled to Perugia Calcio midfielder who died on October 30 of the same year during the home match against Juventus and valid for the Serie A.


Before that tragic event, the facility was named Stadio Comunale di Pian di Massiano.


The football complex was inaugurated on October 5, 1975, Perugia vs Milan 0-0.


The first goal in A league game was made by Franco Vannini after 53 minutes of Perugia vs Lazio 2-0, October 19, 1975.


The original map of the stadium was shaped like a “U,” because there were two stands and a curve, “Nord.” “Curva Sud” was built later and opened to the public in the1979 season.

The Italian national team has played 5 official matches in the stadium Renato

Curi. The first on December 22, 1983, Italy vs Cyprus 3-1, match valid for the qualification to the European Championship finals, the last on June 4, 2014, Italy vs Luxembourg 1-1, a friendly match in preparation for the World Cup. The balance of these matches is 4 wins and 1 draw.


AC Perugia Calcio closed Serie A championship 1978/1979 undefeated. Only two other teams

in Italian football have concluded an unbeaten Serie A: Juventus in 2011/2012 and AC Milan in 1991/1992.

Of note, finally, that also ACF Fiorentina played some home games in the stadium of Perugia, because during the 1990 Franchi in Florence was the object of work for the World Cup “Italia 1990.”


From 1938 to 1975 AC Perugia Calcio played home games in the stadium of Santa Giuliana, structure still present in the city.


Food & Beverage 2

As in almost all Italian stadia, at the Renato Curi fans can buy both hot and cold drinks, served in paper cups if we decide to bring them on the stands; both hot and cold sandwiches, both savory and sweet snacks.


This price list at the match Perugia vs Brescia: 0.5 liters water, 1 euro; coffee, 1 euro; coke 0.5 liter, 2.5 euro; chips or popcorn, 1 euro; hot sandwiches, 2.50 euro.


The dining options are located under the stands.


Around the facility there are several peddlers of sandwiches. A sandwich with roast pork costs 4.50 euro. A 0.5 liter bottle of water costs 1 euro.


Atmosphere 3

The facility is constructed in red metal and gray concrete and recalls the stadiums of some English clubs.

The view of the playing field is excellent from each area.


The main grandstand (divided into the following sectors: Tribuna Vip; Poltroncine; Tribuna Ovest Laterale) is the only covered seating, while the two curves and the other grandstand (Est) are uncovered.


For the Curva Nord, seats in white and red form “R Curi,” while in Tribuna Est is the word “Perugia” is spelled out.

The supporters guest is hosted in a part of the Curva Sud, the one closest to the main grandstand.


Neighborhood 3

Pian di Massiano is located in western Perugia, in the direction of Lago Trasimeno and Toscana.


It has an area of about 70 hectares and is full of sports facilities (in addition to the Stadio Renato Curi there are Palasport Evangelisti, a facility for baseball, another for rugby, etc.) and green areas.


Fans 4

The most passionate fans are the Grifoni, a nickname of AC Perugia Calcio and they follow home games from the Curva Nord.


During the match this section of the stadium is a stain of red and white. Fans wear T-shirts, waving flags and show scarves of these two colors.


The main rivalry is with another team of Umbria, Ternana. The matches between Perugia and Ternana played at Curi or at Liberati are called Derby dell’Umbria.


Other rival fans are those of Lazio, Arezzo (Derby dell’Etruria), Fiorentina, Siena and Hellas Verona.

Good relationships exist with Empoli and his supporters.


Access 4

Reaching Renato Curi Stadium is simple. Pian di Massiano has a minimetrò station. Some public transport busses link the facility with the train station of Perugia.


Finally, we can reach Perugia by car along the highway A1. From A1 we have to take the highway 6 if we come from Florence, or the highway 3bis Tiberina if we come from Rome. In both cases, once you get close to Perugia, just follow the signs to the stadium.


Numerous parking is available for fans, the nearest about 200 meters from the stadium.


Return on Investment 4

Ticket prices for the Serie B 2014-2015:

  • Tribuna VIP: 55 euro, reduced 45 euro (for women and over 65), 31 euro reduced for under 14.

  • Poltroncine: 40 euro, reduced 32 euro (for women and over 65), 23 euro reduced for under 14.

  • Tribuna Laterale (Est /Ovest): 25 euro, reduced 20 euro (for women and over 65), 15 euro reduced for under 14.

  • Tribuna est (Gradinata): 18 euro, reduced 15 euro (for women and over 65), 12 euro reduced for under 14.

  • Curva Nord: 12 euro, reduced 9 euro (for women and 65 over), 7 euro reduced for under 14.

Extras 4

Eurochocolate is an event that makes Perugia the Italian capital of chocolate since 1993 and takes place in October.


The many culinary delights of Umbria: torta al testo, gnocchi with duck sauce, torcolo di San Costanzo.

Umbria Jazz, the most important Italian jazz festival that takes place since 1973 in Perugia in July.

Assisi, the medieval town where St. Francis was born and since 2000 is on the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites.

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