Stadio Artemio Franchi

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Stadio Artemio Franchi
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travelz
Rabat, Malta209 contributions
Great experience
Feb 2020 • Couples
Went there without tickets and stadium staff were very helpful to guide us to were we can buy the tickets and we got great poltronissima tickets at a good price.

Nice stadium overall with a different concept of stalls in the stadium.
Written 14 March 2020
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GeneralBrassey
Seal Beach, CA17 contributions
Bucket List
Sep 2019 • Couples
Wife and I scored tix for Fiorentina v Sampdoria match last night. For a regular season Serie A game between teams that are admittedly struggling this year, the atmosphere was electric, akin to an SEC football game. The fans: friendly, amazing, passionate, very vocal, and all seemingly heavy smokers. (Ugh) And can they chant with the best fans in Europe and South America. Stadio Artemio Franchi, while kind of an architectural oddity in need of a serious upgrade (halftime lines for the scare bathrooms were murderous), nevertheless has a true hometown stadium feel. What a thrill.
Written 26 September 2019
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Maryhillmagyars
Leeds, UK419 contributions
Fantastic atmosphere
Aug 2019
My 2nd game here, husbands 5th. Normally buy tickets on day but knew it was almost sold out , so bought on line. 1st game of season . Went into Fiesole .. amazing atmosphere, even if not best view of game. Really want to go back.
Written 22 September 2019
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Djordje M
Belgrade, Serbia811 contributions
Dreams come true...
Sep 2019 • Couples
Even though it was saturday, ACF Fiorentina was playnig in Sunday in other town. Even though there is no option to take a tour and visit stadium, this day was dream come true for me. When your first game you have ever seen in your life, is game where Fiorentina plays, and Gabriel Batistuta score goal, a lot of emotions is there when you see stadium, and stand in front of it. Also, when I saw graffiti of Davide Astori shirt. You have to be hardcore Fiorentina fan, to love it, and to experience all of this, and then there is a chance to understand this feeling. It's hard to describe with words
Written 21 September 2019
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JCVH
Scotland, UK412 contributions
If the stadium matched the fans it’d be perfect
May 2019 • Solo

Having grown up in the golden age of Channel 4's Football Italia coverage of Serie A, it was hard not to have a soft spot for Fiorentina. The purple strip, always made by companies like Lotto and Fila that seemed so exotic, the sponsors (7up, and Ice Cream Company then Nintendo) and players like Gabriel Batistuta and Rui Costa...no matter what side you chose as your favourite, nobody could ever truly dislike Fiorentina.

As such, when touring Italian football grounds, their home, the Stadio Artemio Franchi, became one of my 'must-see' spots. Over the years I've actually now visited it a few times and have a pretty good gauge on the matchday experience there.

Located a little out of the city centre, about ta 30 minute walk from the main train station (there is actually one of the smaller Florence stations right next to it but I've never sussed to how to use that to my advantage) the Artemio Franchi is, as with most Italian stadia, council owned and rented by the club. Holding around 44,000 spectators it also stands as one of the more modestly sized ones.

Being one of Italy's few one-team-cities, this can mean that securing a ticket can be slightly trickier than in many of the country's contemporary tourist favourites. Bafflingly the Fiorentina club shop in the city centre doesn't actually sell tickets, nor does the one located near the stadium. Indeed the only place I have found that sells tickets is in a small building almost reminiscent of a social club frequented by supporters that has a small ticket office. Located at pretty much the opposite end of the stadium from the city, Fiorentina like to make you walk! Please note that as with any ground in Italy, you will require ID to prove your name along the lines of a Passport.

In the lead-up to the stadium there are a healthy selection of stalls selling a combination of food and drink and also merchandise, some official, some non. This is one thing I like about the majority of Italian stadiums, makes it feel very old school.

Once in the ground, first built in the 30s, last subject to renovation for the 1990 World Cup, I'll be honest I never really took any stock of the catering options, but I imagine they'll be the the standard Italian options of rolls, nuts, soft drinks and beers.

The actual stadium itself is actually relatively well maintained for its age, albeit you do have to accept that it is old fashioned. One thing it does have going for it, which is somewhat uncommon in Italy, is a lack of a running track, meaning you are a lot closer to the action. also rather unusual is the complete lack of any cover on any of the stands. At first glance this may not sound that huge an issue in a sunny country, but I can assure you that it does rain in Tuscany, and it can also pour. This aside, it also presents another issue in that when it is, as you'd expect from Florence, gloriously sunny...that sun is beating down on you for 90 minutes. I've picked up some cracking sunburn in this stadium.

While the slightly smaller capacity and the trickiness to get tickets sometimes can seem like a negative, it isn't actually without its silver lining. I mean this as should you manage to get a ticket, there is significantly less chance of being faced with a hollow atmosphere in a cavernous, too big for purpose stadium as you may find at the San Siro or the Olimpico. The fact Fiorentina have a passionate support, mainly housed in their Curva Nord ensure that there is rarely a dull day at the Artemi Franchi regardless of the game in question.

As mentioned above, being a council owned stadium sadly there is nothing to see relating to la Viola on non-matchdays besides the aforementioned store, which to be honest stocks identical merchandise to the city centre one.

With this said, if in town when the home team are playing, I'd definitely recommend a trip to the Artemio Franchi providing you go with the right set of expectations: This isn't a massive, modern super-stadium, and as such don't expect one. Instead soak up some real atmosphere in a classic stadium.

I actually feel like I'm being harsh only giving this 3 out of 5. I've thoroughly enjoyed every game I've been to here, and thoroughly recommend it to any football fans visiting this lovely city, but I am rating the actual stadium itself at heart, and the exposure to the elements means it isn't one of the most ideal unless the weather sits right.

I still love those purple shirts though. Batigol's hair too.
Written 15 August 2019
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Simon123xyz
Brighton, UK17 contributions
Lucky to get tickets, but all the smokers - horrible!
Dec 2018 • Friends
Getting 2 tickets for the Juventus game was a massive headache, and 75 Euros for not great seats is enough, but lots of people smoking is poor and we sat next to 2 openly Juventus fans (the man got his girlfriend to take pictures of him in his Ronaldo shirt at half time, by which time Juventus were 1-0 up) in the middle of Fiorentina supporters is asking for trouble and yet steward 124 just shrugged at the abuse. The football was compensation, and the passion of the Fiorentina fans is fantastic, a shame the team was not good enough on the night. Not sure I would recommend a big game to youngsters or anyone not ready for a bit of pushing and shoving and verbal abuse.
Written 3 December 2018
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Brooke M
8 contributions
Go see a Game!
Sep 2018
We were lucky to have the Firorentina in town while we were in the Florence and it was such a fun time! The stadium is walkable from the city center, although definitely takes time, tickets are a good price. As other reviewers said, you can only enter through the gate on your ticket! It is a very fun experience, and easy to get involved in the game (even for someone who doesn’t much like football/soccer like myself!) the stadium also has great views!
Written 25 September 2018
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Mark C
Southampton, UK13 contributions
Great Stadium, great atmosphere, rubbish pubs around ground.
Jan 2018
Relatively centrally located in Florence. Walkable from city centre hotels, train station. Noisy atmosphere (until 1-4 down!) Lack of pubs around ground probably wouldn't suit a lot of British visitors - probably best to have your beer in Florence and then walk from there. Good club shop at normal extortionate prices, market in Florence has lots of cheaper options for scarves, hats, shirts etc.
Written 5 March 2018
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GothenburgProfessor
Gothenburg819 contributions
A bit shabby
May 2017 • Solo
Stadio Artemio Franchi is a soccer stadion in Florence i Italien. It's the home arena for the Serie A-club ACF Fiorentina. The stadion was built in 1931 and was renovated in 1990 and takes 47 282 persons. It looks a bit shabby but as I have not been to any other stadion in Italy if Stadio Artemio Franchi is unusually shabby.
Written 1 January 2018
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John L
Raleigh, NC85 contributions
A Must-Do Experience
Oct 2017 • Couples
When in Europe, you must go to a soccer (futbol) match. Florence is a great place for it, since (a) the stadium is not big, (b) the local supporters are passionate but not fanatical and (c) the stadium is a nice walk from downtown. Tickets were only $35 Euro. The fans sing and wave flags the entire match. All the seats are good view, and watching the little kids playing at halftime in the stadium walkways is worth the price of admission. A really nice afternoon.
Written 1 November 2017
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