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Stadio Renato Dall'Ara

Stadio Renato Dall'Ara
Former names Stadio Littoriale (1927–1945)
Stadio Comunale (1945–1983)
Location Bologna, Italy
Owner Municipality of Bologna
Capacity 38,279
Surface Grass
Broke ground 1925
Opened 1927
Bologna F.C. 1909

Stadio Renato Dall'Ara is a multi-purpose stadium in Bologna, Italy. It is currently used mostly for football matches and the home of Bologna F.C. 1909. The stadium was built in 1927 and holds 38,279. It has also been named Stadio Littoriale. It replaced the Stadio Sterlino.[1]

The England against Belgium match (1–0, goal scored by David Platt in the 119th minute) of 26 June 1990, in the Round of 16 of the World Cup, was the last of four matches in the tournament played in Bologna.[2] The stadium was also witness to the World Cup competition's quickest goal ever scored, by Davide Gualtieri of San Marino, taking 8.3 seconds to put his team ahead against England. The 17 November 1993 qualifier finished with England winning 7–1.[3]

The stadium also hosted three international rugby union test match in 1995, Italy vs. All Blacks (the All Blacks won the game 70–6), in 1997 Italy vs. Springboks (the Springboks won the game)and Italy vs. Ireland (Italy won the game)

Panorama of Stadio Renato Dall'Ara

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
1990-06-09  United Arab Emirates 0–2  Colombia Group D
1990-06-14  Yugoslavia 1–0  Colombia Group D
1990-06-19  Yugoslavia 4–1  United Arab Emirates Group D
1990-06-26  England 1–0 (a.e.t.)  Belgium Round of 16


  1. ^ "Stadio Renato Dall'Ara". (Italian) accessed 09 September 2015
  2. ^ "World Cup 1990".  accessed 09 September 2015
  3. ^ "Davide Gualtieri: The man from San Marino who shocked England".  accessed 09 September 2015

External links

  • World Stadiums Article
  • Stadium Guide Article
  • Stadium Journey Article

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