Stadio Alberto Picco - Spezia Stadium Guide

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Last Updated: July 20, 2021

Aerial View of Stadio Alberto Picco

Stadio Alberto Picco is the home stadium of Spezia Calcio who routinely compete in the second division of Italian Football, Serie B. Located in the city of La Spezia which is between Genoa and Pisa on the coast of the Ligurian Sea, the ground first opened in 1919 and has a capacity of 10,336.

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Stadium Facts

Overview
Team:Spezia
Opened:1919
Capacity:10,336
Address: Via Nicolò Fieschi, La Spezia, Liguria, 19123
Pitch Size:105x68m
Stadium Owner:Municipality of La Spezia
Operator:Spezia Calcio
Wikipedia:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stadio_Alberto_Picco
Stadium Names
Names:Alberto Picco Stadium (English)
Construction Details
Architect:Gregotti and associates
Expanded:1930s
Renovated:2020-2021

Stadio Alberto Picco History

After missing the start of the season deadline, the inaugural match of Stadio Alberto Picco took place on 7th December 1919 between home side Spezia Calcio and S.C Genoa. Constructed after the First World War on a plot of land which formerly belonged to the Navy, it originally consisted of wooden stands similar to that of English stadiums of the time.

Named after Alberto Picco who died whilst serving in the Alpine Mountain Unit during WW1, the stadium really began to come into its own during the 1930s. Firstly an impressive stone entrance was created, and secondly a concrete grandstand was inaugurated on February 19th 1933 with a match against Novara.

In 1964 The Curva Ferrovia (The Railway Stand) was built with a capacity of 1,000 and quickly became popular with the Ultras movement. As the stadium began to predominantly host football matches, the athletics track slowly fell into a state of disrepair, and was eventually built over.

After Spezia earned promotion to Serie C1 following a second place finish, a new prefabricated Curva Piscina was added in 1986. This finally reduced the gap between the stand and the pitch, and by November 1993 the rest of the stadium had been upgraded to make Alberto Picco an intimate footballing arena.

Renovations have slowly occurred since the turn of the millennium, and on 21st August 2007, Stadio Alberto Picco was given a taste of international football when the ground hosted an under 21s match between Italy and France. The Azzurini managed to defeat their prestigious neighbours 2-1 in a satisfying encounter.

Spezia supporters inside the stadium

View of Stadio Alberto Picco

Spezia Info

Full Name:Spezia Calcio
Rivals:Genoa & Sampdoria, Pisa (Tuscan-Ligurian Derby), Carrarese (Derby Lunense), Virtus Entella
Founded:1906
Team Colours:Black, White and Gold
Club Mascot:Eagle
Nicknames:Aquilotti (Little Eagles), Aquile (Eagles), Bianconeri (Black and Whites)
Training Ground:Centro Sportivo Bruno Ferdeghini,
Former Stadiums:Stadio Dino Manuzzi (2020-21)
Famous Players:Simone Bastoni, Claudio Terzi, Daniele Verde
Famous Managers:Thiago Motta, Vincenzo Italiano, Antonio Soda, Domenico Di Carlo
Team Owner:Robert Platek
Team Goalscorer:Giovanni Costa (81)
Most Appearances:Osvaldo Motto (447)
Official Website:https://www.acspezia.com/
Team Wikipedia:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spezia_Calcio

Stadio Alberto Picco Seating Plan

Below is a seating plan of Spezia's Stadio Alberto Picco:

stadio alberto picco Seating Plan

Stand Photos

Stadio Alberto Picco is comprised of four stands: North, East, South and West.

Click the thumbnails above to enlarge an image of each stand and to read a more detailed description of each part of the Stadium.

Matchday Experience

Spezia Club Shop

The interior of Spezia club shop

Spezia Club Shop

How to get to Stadio Alberto Picco

Where is Stadio Alberto Picco?


Frequently Asked Questions

Who plays at Stadio Alberto Picco?

Italian side Spezia play their home matches at Stadio Alberto Picco.

What is the capacity of Stadio Alberto Picco?

As of 2021 Stadio Alberto Picco has an official seating capacity of 10,336 for Football matches.

When was Stadio Alberto Picco opened?

Stadio Alberto Picco officially opened in 1919 and is home to Spezia

What is the postcode for Stadio Alberto Picco?

The postcode for Stadio Alberto Picco is 19123.

Are there any Covid restrictions at the stadium?

Covid Restrictions may be in place when you visit Stadio Alberto Picco in 2021. Please visit the official website of Spezia for full information on changes due to the Coronavirus.

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