The Reggio Emilia Stadium was the first Italian football stadium owned and constructed by a Football Club- the A.C. Reggiana, long before the Juventus Stadium in Turin – and was also the first to have as the name of a company sponsor, the Giglio Company.
The stadium, opened in 1995, was also funded by the multi-year subscriptions of Reggiana supporters, other unique feature in the national football scene.
The stadium was built from the beginning with a subsidy of 32 exclusive skybox (Palchi), each with perfect views of the pitch and today set up with catering services, minibar, satellite tv, heating, relaxation area.
Equally unique is the presence at the side of the stadium, for some years now, of a shopping mall with dozens of shops, a multiplex cinema with 11 halls and many other commercial services and leisures: the ideal solution to accommodate the entertainment needs for the whole family, including sports, shopping and entertainment.
The March 11, 2012 the stadium was named to Reggio Emilia, City of the Tricolore as a tribute to the birthright of the national flag of which can boast the city of Reggio Emilia.
From season 2013-14 the stadium name has been updated to Mapei Stadium – Città del Tricolore in Reggio Emilia: the stadium, in addition to consignments of A.C. Reggiana 1919 in the Lega Pro championship, also host the U.S. Sassuolo Calcio home games.
In recent years the stadium has undergone a major restructuring and optimization work initiated under the management of the previous shareholding of A.C. Reggiana 1919 S.p.A. and continued by the new owners who acquired the plant as a result of a judicial auction.
The Mapei Stadium – Città del Tricolore in Reggio Emilia hopes to be the comfortable and functional home of the Reggiana supporters and a landmark of the whole football movement in our territory, a vital place beyond the events of the match, who also knows how to dialogue with the other structures of the area, beginning from the shopping and entertainment center – the Petali – arose from his rib, as an evolution of the model of multi-purpose stadium in which it was conceived precisely from its origins: in this way the first example absolute in Italy, as indeed was also the first example of a football stadium baptized with the name of a sponsor and the first built with a modern and innovative logic such as, by way of example, the organic presence of the boxes (or skybox), that in the other plants were obtained retrospectively, and the security systems at highest level.
How to get there
The stadium is located on the northern outskirts of Reggio Emilia and is just a few kilometers from the highway exit of the A1.
Average time to reach the stadium
From the center and the railway station of Reggio Emilia:
drive 5′, walk about 15′
By AV Station Mediopadana of Reggio Emilia
From the exit of Reggio Emilia: