Stadio Olimpico Grande Torino

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Stadio Olimpico Grande Torino

Stadio Olimpico Grande Torino

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Scotland, UK431 contributions
Grande Torino
Jan 2020 • Solo

While overshadowed by the newfangled Juventus Arena (or Allianz Stadium or whatever it's called for sponsorship purposes) it could be argued that the true footballing heart of Torino lies at the Olimpico di Torino, home of one of calcio's true sleeping giants.

While Juve may be the household name, Torino are quite often the traditionalists, and locals, favourite. Historically one of the most successful clubs on the penninsula, Torino's greatest team was cut down in their prime by the Superga Air disaster.

These days the club are a reliable mid-table outfit fronted by the Italian International striker Andrea Belotti, and they call the Olimpico di Torino, located nearby their spiritual home at Fildelfia, their local.

Holding just over 28,000 spectators all seated, Torino normally draw a decent crowd without every really threatening to sell out (except for massive games) surprisingly I wasn't able to purchase tickets in the Granata Store in the city, but there are ticket windows open at the stadium.

Ticket prices work the same way as in all of Italy, and most of continental Europe: They start very low but don't expect to get one of the cheapest ones because they, rightly so, go to the real fans first. I paid around €20 for a seat in one of the side stands.

Easily accessible by tram from Porta Nuova, my one issue with commuting being the lack of trams when the game came out, although these were actually unusually quiet so at least it wasn't crowded.

When you arrive at the stadium it's welcomingly Italian in the best possible way. A row of stalls, be they food or scarves and shirts, greet you, which I always love. There's even an official store on one side of the ground. I'd recommend eating outside at one of the hotdog/burger/pizza stands because options inside are somewhat limited.

When I say limited I mean very, a minor selection of cold snacks, soft drinks, beer and hot drinks are your options when inside the stadium.

On the subject of the inside of the ground, I was pleasantly surprised by how well the place had been kept. This is no slight on Torino but a few of my latter Serie A visits had seen stadio in various states of disrepair, this is obviously an older ground, but the seating relatively new and in general the place well maintained. The toilets aren't overly pleasant but I've seen significantly worse.

Overall the experience in the stadium was an entertaining one. Seats offered a good view, 2 large screens which don't obstruct view and are nicely visible, vocal ultras in both home and away ends and even with my limited Italian a good deal of banter in the stand. Torino took an absolute pasting off Atalanta, but even this didn't detract from my enjoyment of the night.

I've read a few accounts online of being allowed access on non-matchdays, however I could find no note of this and was pushed for time so didn't go visit the next day. Maybe next time!

Would I recommend visiting the home of Torino for a game? Absolutely. Would I recommend it over Juve? A bit iffier depending on your taste for Italian football but if it came down to me I probably would - everyone I met and liked in Torino followed the Granata so as much as I'd like to visit the Juventus Stadium, a little bit of my heart will also lie in the Olimpico di Torino
Written 31 January 2020
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Brooklyn, NY10 contributions
Torino FC - The Mets of Turin
Oct 2017 • Family
This is a hospitable little stadium where the Granata play their games. Torino are the Mets to the Juventus Yankees. The sight lines are great, although there is too much room between the end zone seats and the pitch. The Curva Maratona (north side) is home to the Ultras who never stop singing and chanting and waving flags. The fans are passionate as any and they wear their hearts on their sleeves, and even after a disappointing outcome (we saw a 0-1 loss to Roma) remain upbeat and loyal. For 20€ this is a great value
Written 27 October 2017
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Shinjuku, Japan1,788 contributions
Good atmosphere
Jan 2016 • Solo
I stayed nearby Stadio Olimpico Grande Torino, therefore I walked around the stadium every morning in Turin. There are many local people who are jogging or walking a dog. Atmosphere is also very good although when soccer game doesn't be held.
Written 7 May 2016
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Stevenage, UK11 contributions
Il Toro
Jan 2016 • Family
Traveled from England to watch a Torino match and had a great time. The atmosphere far outweighed anything in England. Constant singing and 'bamter' with away fans (Frosinone) and disparaging observations of rivals Juve. Only 15 euros to get in, though higher profile matches may be more. Loads of street sellers for souviners and food. Have not enjoyed a football match as much as this for years. If you are in Torino and you like football, forget Juve and go to the Stadio Olympico.
Written 19 January 2016
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Halmstad110 contributions
I always wanted to watch a Serie A game and we had opportunity to see Torino play. Not the biggest team in Turin as Juve is one of the biggest teams in Europe. Torino have a long history and is a more old fashion kind of club. I did fall in love with the team and been a fan since our visit. Easy to get to the arena about a 10 minute walk from the tram station. Tickets to the game we bought at the tobacco store and had a nice espresso while we waited everywhere people was very friendly and helpful Italy is a great country and the food, culture and people are just wonderful
Written 12 February 2015
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