Stadio Sergio Lanfranchi

(Redirected from Stadio XXV Aprile)

Stadio Sergio Lanfranchi, previously known as Stadio XXV Aprile, is a sports stadium dedicated to rugby union, located in the city of Parma in the Emilia-Romagna region of northern Italy. It replaced the original Stadio Sergio Lanfranchi which was demolished in July 2008.

Stadio Sergio Lanfranchi
LocationCortile San Martino
(complesso sportivo Moletolo)
43100 Parma, Italy
Coordinates44°49′30″N 10°19′59″E / 44.82500°N 10.33306°E / 44.82500; 10.33306
Public transitParma railway station
Moletolo Centro Sportivo bus stop (route 15)
OwnerCity of Parma
Broke ground2007
Zebre Parma (2012–present)
Crociati Parma Rugby FC
Gran Parma Rugby
Parma Panthers

It is a 5,000 seat arena which hosts Crociati Parma Rugby FC[1] and Gran Parma Rugby[2] rugby union teams. It also hosts the Parma Panthers American football team.[3] In 2012 it also became the home stadium of the Zebre Parma[4] franchise which replaced Aironi in the Pro12[5] league and Heineken Cup.[6]

In January 2015, the Stadio XXV Aprile was renamed as the Stadio Sergio Lanfranchi, the previous stadium of that name having been demolished.[7]

Sergio Lanfranchi panoramic view south to west

References edit

  1. ^ "Crociati Rugby" (in Italian). Archived from the original on 4 July 2012. Retrieved 1 August 2012.
  2. ^ "Gran Parma" (in Italian). Retrieved 1 August 2012.
  3. ^ "Parma Panthers" (in Italian). Retrieved 1 August 2012.
  4. ^ "Zerbre Contact" (in Italian). Retrieved 1 August 2012.
  5. ^ "Zebre the new Italian Franchise Team to play RaboDirect Pro12". 7 June 2012. Retrieved 1 August 2012.
  6. ^ "Italy announces new club". 7 June 2012. Retrieved 1 August 2012.
  7. ^ "Lo stadio di Parma intitolato a Sergio Lanfranchi, leggenda del rugby Italiano". Zebre Rugby. 28 January 2015. Retrieved 29 March 2015.