Stadio Brianteo

Stadio Brianteo is a multi-purpose stadium in Monza, Italy, and the home of A.C. Monza. Mostly used for football matches, the stadium was built in 1988 and has a capacity of 18,568, though only 7,499 are fully operational. The stadium is also used for rugby matches, concerts and other events.

Stadio Brianteo
Stadio Brianteo 2014.jpg
AddressVia Franco Tognini
LocationMonza, Italy
Coordinates45°34′58″N 9°18′29″E / 45.58278°N 9.30806°E / 45.58278; 9.30806Coordinates: 45°34′58″N 9°18′29″E / 45.58278°N 9.30806°E / 45.58278; 9.30806
OwnerMunicipality of Monza
OperatorA.C. Monza
Capacity18,568 (7,499 operational)
Record attendance14,142 vs Genoa (2 April 1989, Serie B)
Field size105 m × 68 m (344 ft × 223 ft)
SurfaceGrass
Construction
Broke ground1982
Opened1988
Project managerGiorgio Battistoni
Tenants
A.C. Monza (1988–present)
A.C. Renate (2010–2011)
Tritium Calcio 1908 (2011–2013)
A.S. Giana Erminio (2014–2015)

HistoryEdit

Stadio Brianteo, located on the north-eastern outskirts of Monza, was built as a replacement for the Gino Alfonso Sada stadium, located in the center near the station. The construction works started after a long debate and lasted a long time due to the technical difficulties in the construction of the structure that supports the coverage of the grandstand and the changes to the project in progress. Initially an athletics track was planned, but it was eliminated during the works. The stadium was inaugurated on 28 August 1988 during the Coppa Italia match against Roma, which ended with a score of 2-1 for Monza, with goals by Casiraghi, Giannini and Mancuso.

EventsEdit

RugbyEdit

In 2016, the stadium held the 2017 Rugby League World Cup Qualifier between Italy and Wales.[1]

ConcertsEdit

Michael Jackson performed, on two consecutive nights, at the stadium during his Dangerous World Tour on July 6–7, 1992 in front of 93,000 people.

Elton John performed at Brianteo during his The One Tour, on July 10, 1992.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Rugby League World Cup European Qualifier to be staged in Monza". Rugby League Planet. Retrieved 25 March 2016.