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Stadio Renzo Barbera




Team: Palermo
Capacity: 36,394
Built: 1936
City: Palermo

Built at the height of Fascism in Italy the Stadio Renzo Barbera was finished in 1932. Through its history it has had to endure gradual renovations and three name changes before settling into the grand structure it is today.

The most recent was after Palermo had been chosen as the only city in Sicily to host World Cup games in 1990. The stadium got a complete face-lift as well as lowering the capacity to make sure it was an all seater. The structure was known as the Stadio La Favorita until 2002 before being renamed after a former President and becoming the Renzo Barbera.

Fans in Sicily are passionate to say the least and Palermo find that their stadium, although not always full, always has a large crowd. One of the most colourful grounds to visit in the league (and not just because of the pink kit) the Stadio Renzo Barbera is always awash with flags, flares and banners. The W.U.P (Warriors Ultras Palermo) are always out in support although they have been prone to violence on some occasions, most notably when they play rivals Catania.


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