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Liverpool fans in Bergamo: Full matchday guide to Gewiss Stadium

Liverpool fans in Bergamo will hope their side can overturn a 3-0 deficit in Bergamo in the Europa League on Thursday after a disappointing result in the first leg at Anfield.

Work on the Gewiss Stadium means that the Reds only have a small away allocation in order to cheer their side on.

 

Gewiss Stadium
The Gewiss Stadium will host Liverpool fans in the quarter-finals of the Europa League – Photo by Icon Sport

How many Liverpool fans are going to Bergamo?

Liverpool have only been given an allocation of 750 tickets for the match against Atalanta due to ongoing renovation work at the Gewiss Stadium. The capacity has temporarily been cut to around 16,000, however, 750 still seems a little harsh. Liverpool did try and get more tickets for their fans but their request was knocked back by UEFA.

Despite the poor ticket allocation, it is anticipated that there will be thousands of Liverpool fans in Bergamo on matchday. They typically travel in numbers and given the location of the match isn't a million miles away, plenty will go over without tickets to soak up the atmosphere with fellow supporters.

The match represents a second chance of a trip to Bergamo for Liverpool fans after they were robbed of the opportunity to see their team beat Atalanta 5-0 away from home in 2020 due to the Covid pandemic.

Where do Liverpool fans sit in Gewiss Stadium?

Away fans are situated in the south-west section of the ground and they enter via the the Piazzale Goisis. The Gewiss Stadium is famed for having a tenacious atmosphere so the Atalanta ultras are unlikely to make the Liverpool fans feel particularly welcome. The view of the pitch from this section is good but good behaviour will be necessary with the heavy-handed Italian police on either side.

Full fans' matchday guide for Atalanta vs Liverpool

For Liverpool fans making their way over to Bergamo in the coming days, here is everything you need to know in terms of food, drink and ticket collection. 

Liverpool fans in Bergamo
There will only be 750 fans inside the Gewiss Stadium on Thursday night – Photo by Icon Sport

Where to eat and drink for Liverpool fans in Bergamo

Bergamo is a beautiful and busy Italian city that is steeped in culture. If you are there for a couple of days, then make sure you take a tour around the City to marvel at the architecture and views. It is situated in the mountainous Lombardy region so you could even take a hike if that's your thing.

On matchday, pubs, bars and restaurants are likely to be the order of the day. Here are three places that are well worth checking out:

  • The Tucans – Via Gaetano Donizetti, 25/A, 24129 Bergamo BG, Italy
  • Pub Sant'Orsola – Via Sant'Orsola, 2/4, 24122 Bergamo BG, Italy
  • Birreria di Città Alta – Via Gombito, 1, 24129 Bergamo BG, Italy

Ticket collection info for Liverpool fans in Bergamo

Liverpool have confirmed that all tickets for the match against Atalanta will need to be collected in Bergamo. They are yet to reveal the location of the ticket collection point but have stressed to supporters that their identification must match the details given when purchasing the ticket otherwise the ticket will be refused.

The club have said the ticket collection point will open on Wednesday, 17 April and will remain open throughout matchday (Thursday, 18 April). Opening times and the location will be sent via email to all supporters who have purchased a ticket.

How to get to Gewiss Stadium: Guide for Liverpool fans in Bergamo

Many fans will walk to the stadium from Bergamo as the stadium is a mere 30 minutes from the centre of the City. For those who are unable to walk then your best bet is to either take a taxi or get on a bus. Taxis can be flagged down on the day whereas the main bus option is the ATB line number 9. This bus will take you directly to the stadium from city centre while it also goes via the nearby train station.


Andy Delaney

Andy is a freelance sports writer with ten years of experience covering major sporting events across Europe. He has also been a season ticket holder at Old Trafford since 2008 and has visited over 40 football stadiums in the United Kingdom and abroad following the Reds.

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