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Stadio Artemio Franchi – Montepaschi Arena

Montepaschi Arena
Location Siena, Italy
Owner Municipality of Siena
Capacity 15,373[1]
Surface Grass
Construction
Broke ground 1923
Opened 1923
Tenants
Robur Siena S.S.D.

Stadio Artemio Franchi is a multi-purpose stadium in Siena, Italy. It is currently used mostly for football matches and the home of A.C. Siena. The stadium was built in 1923 and holds 15,373.[1]

It is named after former Italian Football Federation president Artemio Franchi.

In summer 2007, A.C. Siena agreed to rename the stadium into Stadio Artemio Franchi – Montepaschi Arena, to include the name of their main sponsor, Monte dei Paschi di Siena.[1]

The stadium hosted its first and so far only international match on 17 October 2010, a 2-0 friendly win for Italy over South Africa.[2]

During March 2011, A.C. Siena announced plans to build a new stadium on the southern outskirts of the city at Isola d’Arbia. The new stadium, with a capacity of 20,000, features a revolutionary below ground design which was honored with an MIPIM AR Future Projects Award.[3]

References

  1. ^ a b c """Stadio "Artemio Franchi - Montepaschi Arena (in Italian). AC Siena - Sito Ufficiale. Retrieved 2010-10-03. 
  2. ^ "Stadio Artemio Franchi - Montepaschi Arena". EU-Football.info. Retrieved 10 March 2014. 
  3. ^ "Siena's new Stadium will be below ground". BBC. 


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