Stadio Ennio Tardini Parma

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Stadio Ennio Tardini Parma
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JCVH
By JCVH
Great fans and club, stadium not so much
Dec 2018
One of the stadiums I had earmarked as a must-see in terms of touring Italy, Parma's Stadio Ennio Tardini is one that may not have stand-out appeal to younger football fans, but for those of us who grew up in the 1990s with the frankly excellent Parma side that won 2 UEFA Cups and probably should have won at least one Serie A title it holds a certain appeal. Parma have recently found their way back into Serie A after some time slumming it in Serie B, which means attendances can fluctuate along with league status, but by average they tend to ship about 16-18,000 tickets per week, meaning it's 20,000 capacity normally has plenty spare seats. As with all European games, tickets start at a low price of around €15, but don't expect to get one at that price point, as the Parma ultras get them (rightly so) so more realistically you're looking at about €25-35 for a seat. Il Tardini is old school in many ways, some good, some bad, with one of the main positives being its location, pretty much in the town centre and perfectly walkable from the train station. Unfortunately there was, at the time I visited, no Parma club store in the city, but ticket booths are available at the stadium itself. There IS a store at the stadium, however you need to access the stadium to get there, and can only be reached by fans in one stand, which seems rather purpose defeating. There are a handful of stalls selling scarves outside, but oddly sparse options for eating but in and outside the ground. Once inside you'll see what I mean about some old-school elements being negative, as the stadium isn't in the greatest shape. The seating is fine, but the general structure itself looks like it really could do with some work. It was earmarked for renovation if Italy had been awarded the 2016 European Championships but sadly this wasn't to be the case. In terms of facilities, I didn't actually see any food outlets, though I do imagine they are there, but the toilets...I mean they're not the worst in terms of cleanliness, but it's the hole-in-the-ground style that really shouldn't be a thing in this day and age. Despite this, the actual matchday experience once the game starts is generally positive. It is a very open stadium, which doesn't trap noise, but its credit to the Parma fans that they still manage to drum up a great atmosphere. Again, with a bit of work to the stadium it could be a really excellent and intimidating atmosphere. Overall, while the Ennio Tardini may not be the most spectacular stadium in Italy, and not quite a must-see, I still enjoyed it enough to say I'd reccommend it if you're visiting Parma and there's a game on.

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MelH64
Greater London, UK246 contributions
Located
Jan 2020
Located on the edge of the city, walking distance, although for drinks the centre is a better option.
Unless, a match against the big five, entry should be easy enough.
I paid fifteen euros in the Curva Sud against Lecce.
Written 15 January 2020
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JCVH
Scotland, UK404 contributions
Great fans and club, stadium not so much
Dec 2018 • Solo

One of the stadiums I had earmarked as a must-see in terms of touring Italy, Parma's Stadio Ennio Tardini is one that may not have stand-out appeal to younger football fans, but for those of us who grew up in the 1990s with the frankly excellent Parma side that won 2 UEFA Cups and probably should have won at least one Serie A title it holds a certain appeal.

Parma have recently found their way back into Serie A after some time slumming it in Serie B, which means attendances can fluctuate along with league status, but by average they tend to ship about 16-18,000 tickets per week, meaning it's 20,000 capacity normally has plenty spare seats.

As with all European games, tickets start at a low price of around €15, but don't expect to get one at that price point, as the Parma ultras get them (rightly so) so more realistically you're looking at about €25-35 for a seat.

Il Tardini is old school in many ways, some good, some bad, with one of the main positives being its location, pretty much in the town centre and perfectly walkable from the train station.

Unfortunately there was, at the time I visited, no Parma club store in the city, but ticket booths are available at the stadium itself. There IS a store at the stadium, however you need to access the stadium to get there, and can only be reached by fans in one stand, which seems rather purpose defeating. There are a handful of stalls selling scarves outside, but oddly sparse options for eating but in and outside the ground.

Once inside you'll see what I mean about some old-school elements being negative, as the stadium isn't in the greatest shape. The seating is fine, but the general structure itself looks like it really could do with some work. It was earmarked for renovation if Italy had been awarded the 2016 European Championships but sadly this wasn't to be the case.

In terms of facilities, I didn't actually see any food outlets, though I do imagine they are there, but the toilets...I mean they're not the worst in terms of cleanliness, but it's the hole-in-the-ground style that really shouldn't be a thing in this day and age.

Despite this, the actual matchday experience once the game starts is generally positive. It is a very open stadium, which doesn't trap noise, but its credit to the Parma fans that they still manage to drum up a great atmosphere. Again, with a bit of work to the stadium it could be a really excellent and intimidating atmosphere.

Overall, while the Ennio Tardini may not be the most spectacular stadium in Italy, and not quite a must-see, I still enjoyed it enough to say I'd reccommend it if you're visiting Parma and there's a game on.
Written 29 August 2019
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Wollygog
Truro, UK17 contributions
Returned after 35 years to see the little old girl
Jan 2019 • Solo
First came here back in 1986 when Arrigo Sacchi was the boss... returned this year to see a the place in a poor state BUT I loved it... tight streets, near the center, atmosphere in abundance and will not leave it as long next time. Forza Parma!
Written 22 June 2019
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steviemoo
Belfast, UK11 contributions
Old school stadium
Feb 2019 • Family
We went to the Ennio Tardini for Parma against Inter. The stadium itself is small and there aren't many food and drink or souvenir options near the stadium. It was disappointing to find on the afternoon of the match there were only a small amount of reasonably priced tickets available considering you were unable to purchase these online ahead of time.
Written 12 February 2019
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Faraway132014
London, UK41 contributions
passionate football
Apr 2018 • Family
Had a great Saturday in Parma. Spent the sunny afternoon at the Ennio Tardini football stadium watching Parma play Sampdoria. Parma, the local team, won. Shortly after watching this Serie B team, they got promoted to Serie A. Such an amazing and entertaining game and atmosphere amongst the fans. Took my teenage son and 80 something year old mum!!! Easy to buy tickets for ...in a booth (with real people!) across the road from the main entrance. Good price. As they're a Serie A team now the prices may go up! There's a great bar right near the main entrance which everyone seems to pile into. Good coffee and a fair selection of panini and pastries. If coming into Parma by train, there's a bus from the train station that stops near the stadium. If driving, parking on match day is virtually impossible near the stadium but we found free parking next to a supermarket 15 minutes walk away. Pleasant walk through town towards the stadium...no issues. Would go to watch a Parma game again. Got the Parma scarf now!!!
Written 15 August 2018
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JL_2099
161 contributions
Friendly staff gave us a mini-tour of the stadium
Jul 2017 • Family
I stopped over at this stadium in late July because I have been a fan of Italian football and because Parma used to be among the best of the European clubs (think 1990's). I was disappointed to find out the Fan Shop was closed the day I visited (I don't think this information is on the Club's website). But then a super friendly staff member of the Club approached me and offered to give me a "mini tour" of the stadium. What a pleasant surprise!

He showed me the visitor's lock room and then we walked into the stadium where we took pictures (including pictures with this gentleman and another friendly staff member). There was maintenance/repair work going on and soon a worker came by to get the gentleman for some work-related questions, meaning the tour had come to an end. But I am so grateful that our family had the chance to see the stadium. This really goes to show that the Club cares about the fans who visit this place (which is a sharp contrast to another club nearby - Modena FC). I will be sure to come back and watch a Parma home game! Oh, and congratulations on returning to Serie B and best of luck on your first game on 8/25/17!
Written 23 August 2017
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Clarkiebaby99
Dover, UK40 contributions
Nice little open stadium in picturesque town
Aug 2015 • Friends
This is not a stadium to visit if your looking for a lively atmosphere but it's a great stadium to take in a game of football on a warm spring night in a real family atmosphere. The stadium is easy to get to with a ticket office outside that offers tickets on the day at reasonable prices. The stadium offers very little in the way for refreshment but there is plenty of street venders outside the stadium with a wide range of choices
Written 19 August 2015
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BeachStone2C
Helsinki, Finland2,774 contributions
Parma Stadium
Nov 2014 • Friends
This stadium has a convenient location within a walking distance from downtown. Parking was easy too. Ticket prices were very high considering the quality of the league, team and and the stadium itself. Don't expect a great atmosphere at this stadium. Services inside and outside the stadium were very poor as well. The stadium wasn't anywhere near a capacity attendance even though they played againts AC Milan - and the home team won 2-0.
Written 3 January 2015
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lexington12
shrewsbury146 contributions
First Italian game
As I have been working in Parma I made the effort to go and see Parma play Sampdoria, tickets were most reasonably priced at 15 Euros.

The atmosphere was friendly in and around the ground. The stadium itself is in need of some updating but that was what I was expecting.

Parma won 2-0 on a hot Sunday afternoon.

It would be good to see a top team (Juve or Inter) play here.
Written 28 May 2014
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MHorlacher
Stuttgart, Germany2 contributions
PARMA F.C. Europaleague
May 2014 • Couples
Fantastic Atmosphere and fantastic result for Parma F.C.! EUROPALEAGUE!!!! FORZA PARMA Old stadium in the middle of the city. Great old football atmosphere in the heart of Emilia Romagna. Love the city and the club
Written 26 May 2014
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