Stadio Comunale Matusa is a multi-purpose stadium primarily used for football matches of local lower league team, Frosinone Calcio. Located within the region of Lazio in central Italy, the 9,680 capacity stadium first opened in 1932 and it last underwent significant renovations in 2006.
Stadio Comunale Matusa first opened in 1932 and was initially located out of town however with the subsequent expansion of Frosinone’s urban area over the course of the 20th century it now sits within the heart of a bustling neighbourhood. Designed by engineer Edgardo Vivoli, the stadium initially consisted of a single grandstand and a football pitch shaped by the surrounding athletics track.
In 1949 the grandstand became fully-covered with the addition of a famous roof which forms a concrete shell from the ground to the seating area. The two goal-end curvas were added in the 1970s following the rise of the Ultras fan movements across Italy, and the stadium became four sided although each stand was separate.
After Frosinone earned promotion to Serie C1 in 1987, the stadium’s size was increased to over 10,000 in order to anticipate the expected rise in demand for tickets. The stands were built over the previous athletics tracks, and Stadio Comunale Matusa finally became a rectangular stadium in the same mould as English stadiums.
In 1990 Frosnione Calcio were removed from the football league after being declared bankrupt, despite missing out on promotion to C1 by just three points. Relegated back to the regional leagues, the club essentially had to start from scratch and the size of the ground was scaled down to just 5,600 as attendances dwindled.
After finally re-establishing themselves as Serie B side on June 2006 after nearly 15 years of slowly working their way up through the various leagues, Frosinone were finally in a financial position to reinvest in their ground. Expanded to a capacity of 9,680, the modernised Stadio Matusa was essentially inaugurated with an under 21s friendly match between Italy and Czech Republic on 14th November 2006.
Stadio Comunale Matusa is comprised of four stands: North, East, South and West.
Click the thumbnails above to enlarge an image of each stand.
Away fans are housed within the entirety of the Curva Sud which is capable of accommodating up to 3,000 supporters. Often in Italy however this is rarely full up, and is occupied by a few hundred fans max per match.
The map below will be updated in due course with places to drink and relevant transport links.
There doesn’t appear to be a permanent Frosinone Calcio shop at the stadium with the club’s online store instead filling this purpose.
There aren’t any public tours of Stadio Comunale Matusa available that we’re aware of. If anyone knows any different then please let us know.
Tickets to see Frosinone Calcio in action can either be purchased online, or in person at the ticket office in the days leading up to the match. They are generally quite well priced and shouldn’t cost any more than 30.00 euros for a decent spot in the main stand.
Stadio Comunale Matusa sits centrally within the small town of Frosinone which itself is located 75 kilometres south-east of Rome within the Lazio Region.
The stadium’s address for satnav is as follows:
- Stadio Matusa Via Mola Vecchia, 03100 Frosinone FR, Italy
There’s a lack of on-site parking when you get to the stadium however you should be able to find some within the surrounding residential streets where cars park bumper to bumper.
Frosinone Station is around 1.8 km south of Stadio Matusa with the resulting journey talking the average football fan anywhere between 20-30 minutes depending on how quick you walk.
The majority of the journey northwards is along Via Marittima which runs adjacent to the Cosa River.
Airports and Flying
Aeroporto di Frosinone sits 5km north-west of the town centre however it is reserved for private aviation activities. The nearest commercial airports are therefore in Rome such as Leonardo da Vinci–Fiumicino.
The majority of accommodation options are around 10-15 minutes north of Frosinone Calcio’s stadium with the four star Garibaldi appearing to be both the closest and most expensive of the bunch.
Astor Hotel along the SS6 appears quite nice, as does Hotel Novara Fiera next to the Villa Comunale park. Further along Via Maria there is also the likes of Hotel Giardino Bracaglia, Albergo Memmina and the Palombella.