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Torino – Stadio Olimpico Grande Torino

Stadio Olimpico Grande Torino

Capacity: 28,177
Address: Via Filadelfia, 96/b, Turin, Piedmont, 10134
Telephone: +39 (0) 11 317 01 80
StadiumTours: Yes
Pitch Size: 105 x 68 m
Pitch Type: Hybrid grass
Club Nickname: Toro (The Bull), I Granata (The Maroons), Il Vecchio Cuore Granata (The Old Maroon Heart)
Year Ground Opened: 1933
Undersoil Heating: Yes


                    
                    

Since its major renovation and name change, which was done in 2005 in preparation for the 2006 World Cup, Stadio Olimpico Grande Torino has become a modern facility that provides all necessary commodities and pleasant experiences to all visiting football fans. The views on a clear day are stunning too with the fans treated to some majestic sightings of the Alps in the distance while at the stadium. 

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In the Italian tradition, the stadium has oval-shaped stands. The two main stands located parallel to the length of the pitch are named Distinti Granata and Tribuna Granata. The latter is where most home fans prefer to sit and where all VIP and media boxes are located too. 

The stand behind the home fans’ goal is named Curva Maratona, in commemoration of the emblematic Marathon Tower still attached to the outside of the stadium and once used as a marker for the start and finish point of the Turin marathon. 

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The stand behind the other goal is usually where the away fans are seated and it is called Curva Primavera

What is Stadio Olimpico Grande Torino like for away fans?

The away fans visiting Torino FC’s stadium are placed at the southeast corner of the stadium, between the Curva Primavera and the Distinti Granata stands. 

A layer of high fencing splits the away fans from the home supporters on either side but the visiting supporters don’t feel caged in. The lack of pillars to support the roof above is very useful and the supporters visiting Stadio Olimpico Grande Torino can enjoy a very good unobstructed view of the pitch. 

When was Stadio Olimpico Grande Torino built?

The stadium was built in 1932-1933, with the opening being in the late spring of 1933 for the Littoriali XI games. 

Other uses for Stadio Olimpico Grande Torino?

Stadio Olimpico used to be a multi-purpose stadium with a running track surrounding the pitch for athletics but after the reconstruction for the 2006 World Cup, the stadium has been converted only for football. 

It still hosts many famous live concerts though. Legendary performers like Rolling Stones, Pink Floyd, AC/DC, Bruce Springsteen, One Direction and many more have held live concerts at Torino’s stadium. 

​The story of Stadio Olimpico Grande Torino

The stadium was initially built to host the Littoriali XI and the World Student Games in 1933. Commissioned by the then-fascist regime of Italy the first name of the stadium was Stadio Municipale Benito Mussolini (1933-1945). Initially, it was Juventus – the other Torinese side – that called this ground their home but gradually both clubs from the city started to play on it. 

The stadium was renamed Stadio Comunale Vittorio Pozzo (1945-2005) after the collapse of fascism and up until 1990 was used a lot by both Torino and Juventus. Then Stadium Delle Alpi was built and Stadio Olimpico fell into disuse for over a decade as the football teams moved to the newer venue. 

The famous stadium was revived to life with a major renovation for the 2006 World Cup. This is also when the name was changed to Stadio Olimpico Grande Torino, in honour of the legendary football team from the 1940s of the same name, who all perished in the Superga aeroplane disaster. Since 2006 the stadium has also become the permanent home for Torino FC. 

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Every day, Monday to Friday, there are stadium tours between 10 am and 6 pm local time. The tour of Stadio Olimpico Grande Torino also includes access to the Torino FC Museum. 

Here are the current prices for the Tour and the Museum: 

  • Adults: €16.00
  • Concessions*: €12.00
  • Adults groups (min. 20 persons): €10.00
  • Reduced groups* (min. 20 persons): €8.00

Torino FC very seldom sell out their matches and anyone visiting the city can buy a ticket and enjoy a game of football. Buying a ticket online from the club website is probably the easiest option. 

Tickets can also be purchased from a series of licensed vendors across Turin. The Ticket Office at Stadio Olimpico Grande Torino usually opens 2 hours before kick-off time on matchdays.  

The price for tickets varies from as low as €20.00 to as much as €180.00 for accommodation in a private family box on the main stand. Worth noting that for high-profile games the price is usually higher but not by much. Usually around €5.00 extra per ticket. 

How to get to Stadio Olimpico Grande Torino by tram/bus

Torino’s stadium is located only 7 km away from the city centre of Turin and only 3.5 km from Porta Nuova railway station. 

Tram lines:

  • from Torino Porta Nuova train station: Line 4 – get off at stop Sebastopoli (or Filadelfia). Travel duration: 12-15 minutes.
  • from Torino Porta Susa train station: line 10 – get off at stop Sebastopoli or Filadelfia. Travel duration: 117-20 minutes. 
  • from Torino Lingotto Station: lines 14, 14 b
  • from Torino Dora GTT: Shuttle 10, DoraFly + line 10 (from Porta Susa)

Buses you can use:

  • Lines 4, 10, 14, 14 b, 17, 63
  • Subway + line 4 (Porta Nuova)
  • Subway + line 10 (Vinzaglio)

How to get to Torino stadium by plane

The GTT railway links the airport to the city of Torino in just 19 minutes.

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Visitors travelling by car are not advised to enter the city centre and instead park at the free parking areas on the outskirts of Turin and use the GTT public transport to get to the stadium.

The fact that Stadio Olimpico Grande Torino sits near the city centre means the cafes, restaurants, bistros and eateries within a reasonable distance are countless. 

Here are some of the closest and most famous such places. The kiosk “Bar-Paninoteca Olimpico” directly opposite the main ticket office (on Corso Sebastopoli) offers a variety of snacks and bottled beers. 

Just a few hundred yards to the south, at the corner of Agnelli and Sebastopoli is a classic retro Italian café/eaterie called “Serafina”

Sweet Toro”, located right opposite Torino FC’s old stadium on Via Filadelfia is popular among the local tifosi and for a great atmosphere before and after matches is a place worth visiting. 

Just a few doors down from “Sweet Toro” is the famous bar/restaurant “Capriccio” which is also a gathering point for Torino fans and offers some very good meal options. 

The fact that Stadio Olimpico is located close to Turin’s bustling city centre means that within a 15-20 minute tram journey, you can have very rich options for accommodation in all possible price ranges. 

For those football fans coming specifically to attend a match at Stadio Olimpico Grande Torino the nearest hotels, all within walking distance are Hotel Cairo, Hotel Galimberti and Hotel Parco Fiera. For room availability, you will need to check each hotel’s website. 

Torino FC’s big rival are their far more famous city neighbours Juventus. The derby battles between these two Turin-based teams are known as ‘Derby della Mole’. 

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The other recognised rivalry for Torino FC is with Genoa

All main facilities at Stadio Olimpico Grande Torino are easily accessible for disabled people. The ability to visit football matches of Torino FC is made so smooth that the team even enjoy a supporters group comprised only of people with disabilities called “the Torino Club Sitting Bulls”

Updated 15th January 2024