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Stadio Comunale di Torino, Turin, Italy

February 18th, 2006 / / Links: Google Earth, Google Maps, Yahoo! Maps, Virtual Earth / Nearest places
 
 

Stadio Comunale di Torino is a multi-use stadium in Turin, Italy. It was built in 1933 for the 1934 FIFA World Cup, the first in Italy, and originally held 65,000 spectators. It was originally named Stadio Mussolini, after dictator Benito Mussolini. It was renamed the Stadio Communale after the Second World War. For many years it was home to Juventus and Torino Calcio before the Stadio Delle Alpi opened in 1990. The stadium was abandoned for several years, before being chosen as an Olympic venue. Much of the original structure was demolished in this rebuilding process.

The new version has 27,128 covered seats. The playing area is not roofed. It hosted the opening ceremony and will host the closing ceremony of the 2006 Winter Olympics with the name Stadio Olimpico ('Olympic Stadium'). After the Olympic Games it will be renamed Stadio Grande Torino and it will be used as the home ground of local football team Torino Calcio.

(Source: Wikipedia)

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