AS Roma have their home grounds in the Italian capital, and they’re consistently one of the country’s top three or four teams in the A Series. It has, however, been a while since they won the series – that was back in the 2000/2001 season, which featured legends such as Batistuta, Cafu, Walter Samuel, Zanetti, Tommasi, Montella and De Rossi. Plus Mr AS Roma himself, living legend Francesco Totti, who is still with the club.
If you want to see AS Roma play, the best way is to go through a travel agency specialising in complete packages with game tickets, flights and accommodation. If you prefer organising your trip by yourself, you can buy tickets on the AS Roma website, at the stadium or by phone.
This Italian giant was born in 1927, when three of Rome’s clubs were combined. Since then, they have won three championships, nine Coppa Italia victories and two Supercoppa triumphs.
There’s plenty to do and see in the Italian capital. Apart from enjoying the Italian cuisine, you can visit world-famous sights like the Colosseum, the Sistine Chapel, St Peter’s Basilica, the Vatican, the Spanish Steps and much, much more. If you’re feeling thirsty, there are plenty of bars and clubs. Rome has it all!
Rome’s Stadio Olimpico is Italy’s most famous football stadium. Here, the Italian cup final is played every year, and the Italian national team also plays its international games at Stadio Olimpico.
Stadio Olimpico in Rome was inaugurated on May 17th 1953. The inauguration game was played by Italy and Hungary. Today, the stadium can seat 72,698 spectators, but the capacity has been significantly higher in the past. Rome’s Stadio Olimpico is the home stadium for both AS Roma and SS Lazio.
The construction of Stadio Olimpico in Rome was started in 1928, but the stadium wasn’t actually finished until 1953. In other words, it took no less than 25 years to complete the stadium. World War II was one of the reasons for the delay.
In 1960 Rome arranged the Summer Olympics. Ahead of the competition, all standing bleachers were converted to hold seated spectators. This caused the attendance capacity to be halved, from around 100,000 to 53,000. By doing this conversion, Stadio Olimpico became the first stadium in Europe to only offer seats.
Ahead of the 1990 Football World Championship the stadium was modernized and renovated. First and foremost the number of seats was increased to over 70,000, and they also decreased the distance between the stands and the field. A roof was added as well. It was at the Stadio Olimpico in Rome that the final game was played between West Germany and Argentina.
In 1997 the latest changes were made to the stadium. They simply upgraded the stadium to live up to UEFA’s rules for stadiums where Champions League finals are played. Today, Rome’s Stadio Olimpico is a five star stadium according to the UEFA ranking.
Stadio Olimpico can be found in the northern parts of Rome, about four kilometers from Vatican City. The stadium is situated in beautiful surroundings, with the river Tiber on one side and a hiking area on the other.
The stadium has its own subway station. The best choice for getting to the stadium is to take the tram (line 2) and get off at the Mancini stop. From there, you only have to walk for a few minutes to the stadium.