Arena Civica

Arena Civica (official name "Arena Gianni Brera") is a multi-purpose stadium in Milan, Italy, which was opened on 18 August 1807 and is one of the city’s main examples of neoclassical architecture. During its history it has been used for many kinds of events, including the reconstruction of naval battles; William Frederick Cody (“Buffalo Bill”) twice brought his “Wild West Show” here. Today it mainly hosts football and rugby union matches, concerts and cultural events. The stadium holds 18,000–30,000.


Since 17 January 2010 the Arena is the home ground of Amatori Rugby Milano, a rugby union club founded in 1927 that won 18 Italian Championships. The stadium is also the host venue for an annual athletics meeting – the Notturna di Milano.


History

The Arena Civica opened on 18 August 1807. During its history it has been used for many kinds of events, including the reconstruction of naval battles; William Frederick Cody (“Buffalo Bill”) twice brought his “Wild West Show” here. In 2003, the monumental Arena Civica was renamed "Arena Gianni Brera" in honor of the sportswriter Gianni Brera.


Facilities

  • one 8-lane/400 m track
  • one soccer and rugby pitch (100 x 86 m)

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