The stadium of Genoa - 'Stadio Luigi Ferraris' is probably most memorable amongst fans from the World Cup in 1990 held in Italy. It is the oldest founded football team in Italy, founded in 1893 and for this reason alone it attracts numerous visitors each year - not only on match days but throughout the year too. 'Il Grifone Rossoblu' or 'The Blue Griffin' being the nickname has a long history and Championship winners nine times, but sadly not since the 1920's however they were the first winners of the league in the year it commenced in 1898. Another fact most people are unaware of is that Genoa became the first Italian football team to play an international match, when they visited France on 27 April 1903 to play against Nice.
The beautifully historic town of Genoa in the region of Liguria, contains the 'Luigi Ferraris' stadium to the north of the city, located in a dense urban area.
HOW TO GET TO THE FOOTBALL STADIUM
By foot you can get to the stadium from Genova Brignole Train Station in about 10 minutes.
By bus take the 480 or 482 in the direction of S. Eusebio. It is just a 7-minute ride to stop Marassi/Stadio.
By Metro, from Metro De Ferrari take bus 14, in the direction of Prato to the stadium.
Or from Metro San Giorgio catch the number 12 or 13 in the direction of Prato, and get off at stop Bobbio5/Stadio.
By car, exit Genova Est from the A12 and follow signs to the stadium.
On match days, special bus services run from Caricamento (CM), Piazzale Kennedy (KM and 47), and Principe train station (SM).
The 2021 season is underway and tickets for matches and non match days can be purchased relatively easily, compared to the near impossibility of acquiring match day tickets for the UK's Premiership. There is also the possibility of catching a game at the Stadio Luigi Ferraris for not only Genova but also for Sampdoria as both Seria A teams use this as their home ground, and with a capacity of around 36,000, you can be sure to find a seat.
Tickets can be purchased from official sites at the stadium, specific sites around the city and online:
Genoa FC TICKET OFFICE
at the stadium: on VIA Jeanne Monnet
Via XII Ottobre 43-45 Red Phone (0039) 0105959709
Monday-Sunday from 15.00 to 19.30 Tuesday – Saturday from 10:00 to 19:30 TICKETOFFICE@GENOACFC.IT
Sampdoria FC TICKET OFFICE
firstname.lastname@example.org direct enquiries regarding practical information for official matches
email@example.com Box office enquiries (ticket sale info)
Match day ticket rules:
All the tickets purchased will include your name, so when purchasing, you must present valid ID or a photocopy of this and buy only from a seller not a resale.
You must bring valid ID with you to the stadium (this also applies to those under the age of 14 if not accompanied by an adult).
If however you would prefer to visit the stadium on a non match day then arrange a viewing
Kit Shop & Football Musuems
On the ground floor of the Palazzina San Giobatta, the Genoa Store offers various kit information from the technical material (competition and training), to leisure items with the Genoa branding , and all the official merchandise.
VIA AL PORTO ANTICO 4 OPEN: TUESDAY-SUNDAY 10-19 email: STORE@GENOACFC.IT Tel: (0039) 010 5959709
Genoacfc.it – Official website of Genoa CFC.
Sampdoria.it – Official website of UC Sampdoria.
A great way to spend some time alone or with your kids, family or a friend. This type of 'museum' is not listed in museum guides!
For more information about stadium and match visits please ask at reception where a hotel guest relations officer will be able to support you.