Stadio Paolo Mazza

Stadio Paolo Mazza - arvostelut (Ferrara)

Stadio Paolo Mazza
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Bill-J
Northampton, UK3 contributions
Great atmosphere!
11/2019
Fantastic ground in the middle of the City. Friendly staff and nice clean stadium. Will be back soon. Ferrara is a beautiful city with lots to see.
Written 21. marraskuuta 2019
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FTMDave
Adria, Italia4 246 contributions
Revamped stadium, great atmosphere
9/2019
This season I am a proud season ticket holder in the "Curva Ovest", and this is a review for the first two games of the season, SPAL-Alalanta & SPAL-Lazio.

Following back-to-back promotions SPAL had to have serious work done on a quite dilapidated ground, and this summer there have been even more improvements, leading to an excellent matchday experience. Fans have a choice of
- Curva Ovest, behind one goal, the home fans' end, the place for singing and jumping around, but the number of season ticket holders means it's virtually impossible to get a ticket;
- Curva Est, newly-built, behind the other goal, excellent view from the higher rows, less so from lower rows;
- Gradinata, a more expensive side, good view from higher rows, less so from lower rows;
- Tribuna, the most expensive stand.

While the Curva Ovest is always sold out, tickets for the other stands are easily findable, even against the top Serie A teams, as long as you don't wait until the last minute!

Watch out that by law supporters have to show I.D. when entering Italian grounds, and the I.D. must match the name on the ticket. They check EVERYONE.

Ferrara is not an enormous town. The train station is a 5-minute walk from the ground. There is plenty of free nearby street parking.
Written 15. syyskuuta 2019
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JCVH
Skotlanti, UK405 contributions
Underrated gem!
11/2018 • Soolomatka

Perhaps because of their somewhat ambiguous name, but more likely due to the fact they managed to be one of the few teams in Italy to not play in Serie A in the 1990s when the World was watching SPAL, Ferrara's club, are a football team that somewhat flies under the radar.

I'll be honest, I wasn't even aware they were from the area when I made my visit to Emilia-Romagna. I was aiming to go see Parma play on the Saturday and learning SPAL had a tie the following day was just a bonus.

Located around 15 minutes’ walk from the train station in the picturesque location of Ferrara, the Stadio Paolo Mazza stands as one of Italian football's unearthed jewels. Holding just over 16,000, with renovations to take it to this size done after the club's recent promotion to Serie A, the Paolo Mazza may be one of the Italian top flight's smallest grounds, but that also helps it become one of its most atmospheric.

It is helped by the fact that SPAL's fans, starved of even the recognition the Serie A football brings for decades, are now out to make the most of their top flight status and the stadium finds itself fairly close to full on most matchdays. The crowd are also boisterous and loud, and a completely unlikely contender for the title of one of the top Italian football crowds I've had the pleasure of sitting amongst.

This does raise some problems though, as it means that the cheap seats are almost always gone long before matchday. Indeed I ended up paying not far off €100 for my seat (a genuine record if you exclude what I paid a scalper for a CL Semi Final ticket) as they only had the most expensive left. Was it in a nice part of the main stand of the stadium? Yes, was it THAT nice? no.

To complicate matters further. the ticket windows at the stadium are the only place you'll really get the tickets if arriving on matchday. The club do have very nice (looking) shop in Ferrara centre, which is inexplicably closed on Sundays (I realise Italy is a Catholic country and shops close, but a football team's shop closing on the traditional football day seems a bit off no?) likewise there is no store at the stadium. It did appear as though there was a small one as part of the main stand, but one certain sections could access it. Given I was on the €100 tickets I shudder to think what they paid!

Unlike most Italian stadiums, there is also a distinct lack of stalls selling SPAL merch outside the ground. One boy with Forza SPAL scarves. Given that the club themselves aren't making money here with a shop I'm at a loss to understand why.

The stadium itself is obviously not new, having been built in the late 20s, but I was actually very impressed with it. As mentioned it has been recently renovated so the main and home stands are covered, the seating is new and it's generally pretty well maintained. With old school character and soul and more modern comforts it actually offers something of the best of both worlds.

With this said, the catering could do with some work, I had a pre-packed ham and cheese roll that wasn't totally disgusting, but tasted pre-packed. The beer on the other hand was pretty decent.

As alluded to earlier, what really made SPAL was crowd, whose anthem is to the tune of Auld Lang Syne. Charming stadium, great crowd, I'd vaguely heard of SPAL before the trip in question, and left somewhat enamoured with them. They may never hold the glamorous allure of Roma or Fiorentina, but they're a great little club with a proud fanbase.

If you're a football fan I'd absolutely recommend a trip to a game in this stadium. Or at least try to get tickets. Sadly, as per Italian norm, there’s nothing to see on non-matchdays, so you do have to time it right!
Written 15. elokuuta 2019
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FTMDave
Adria, Italia4 246 contributions
Great stadium & atmosphere
10/2018 • Kaverit
In the last four years SPAL have gone from the third division, to the second division, to Serie A staying up, and of course Serie A again this year.

During the same time the neglected, dilapidated ground which had two ends practically closed, has had masses of building work done and is vastly improved.

There is the Curva Ovest (the home fans end, always sold out), the brand-new Curva Est where I sat (three sectors/75% home fans, one sector/25% away fans), then the Gradinata and the Tribuna for more sedate fans! All ends are covered.

The ground is great, and so is the atmosphere.

Prices are reasonable, I paid €23 to get in to this SPAL-Frosinone game. Pity about the result :-(

For visitors to the town, the stadium is a 5-minute walk from the train station in the west of town.
Written 29. lokakuuta 2018
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FTMDave
Adria, Italia4 246 contributions
Local Serie A team SPAL's stadium
10/2017 • Kaverit
I normally wouldn't review anywhere for a fourth time, but a hell of a lot has changed since my last visit.

Two years ago the team was in Serie C. The ground was in a very poor state, with two of the four ends closed/demolished. Last year they were promoted to Serie B, some improvements were made, but there was still much to be done.

This year the team are in Serie A after a second-successive promotion, and the ground is transformed.

The cheapest part is the covered all-standing (and probably sold out) "curva", full of noisy fans, the best area for me.

More expensive is the seated (but uncovered) "gradinata".

Then comes the seated & covered "tribuna" (plus of course the away fans' end).

The football is great, and so are the fans, taking in a match is a great way to spend an afternoon.
Written 7. lokakuuta 2017
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FTMDave
Adria, Italia4 246 contributions
Brilliant atmosphere
10/2016 • Perhe
I was at the stadium for SPAL v Salernitana (third review). Go into the curva for singing and jumping around, or into the tribuna if you're boring ;-) Renovation of the stadium is a work in progress, but this is made up for by the passion of the fans and the excellent football this season.
Written 7. tammikuuta 2017
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FTMDave
Adria, Italia4 246 contributions
Centre of sport in Ferrara
9/2016 • Perhe
Second review. I was here for the first game of the Serie B season, SPAL v Vicenza. After promotion there has been a lot of building work done on the ground including new seating in the tribuna. As usual, the highlight is the passion of the local fans, and the 3-0 win helped! Go into the curva for singing and jumping about, or the tribuna if you fancy a more sedate match experience.
Written 6. lokakuuta 2016
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FTMDave
Adria, Italia4 246 contributions
Local team's football ground
5/2016 • Kaverit
This is the football ground of the local team, SPAL. The stadium itself could do with a lick of paint, but that is more than made up for by the passion of the fans and the team, newly-promoted to the second tier of Italian football (May 2016, and thus the stadium will get the lick of paint for the new season!)
Written 4. heinäkuuta 2016
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