- Address: Viale Manfredo Fanti, 4, Florence
- Country: Italian Republic
- Capacity: 43,000
- Opened: 13 September 1931
- Main use: Football
- Tenants: Fiorentina (football)
Extra stadium info – Stadio comunale Artemio Franchi
The venue hosted several FIFA World Cup matches. The first-ever FIFA World Cup match at the stadium took place on 27 May 1934. The Germans won the game against the national football team of Belgium 5-2. The stadium hosted four games for the 1990 FIFA World Cup. 33,000 people attended the first-ever 1990 FIFA World Cup game at the venue.
The stadium’s record attendance was set in 1984, when 58,000 people visited a football match between ACF Fiorentina and FC Internazionale Milano. Fiorentina have been tenants of the stadium since 1931. It became the first sports club from Tuscany with 1 million followers on its main social media page. ACF Fiorentina also became the first sports club from Tuscany with a value of at least $100 million. They won the Italian cup tournament several times. In 1956, Fiorentina were crowned Italian football champions for the first time in their history.
The Italian super cup and average home attendances
In 1996, Fiorentina won their first-ever Italian super cup title. They won the title after beating AC Milan in the city of Milan in front of 29,000 spectators. Gabriel Omar Batistuta, who played numerous matches for the national football team of the Argentine Republic, scored twice for Fiorentina in the game. Fiorentina drew an average home attendance of 36,000 in that Italian football league season. AC Milan, AS Roma, Internazionale, Juventus, Lazio and SSC Napoli were the only Italian sports clubs with a higher average home attendance in that league season.
The European championship for football clubs
ACF Fiorentina reached the final of the European championship for football clubs in 1957 for the first time in their history. It was the second edition of the prestigious tournament. The world famous Spanish side Real Madrid, which became the first football team with 10 European championship titles, won the final in Spain in front of 124,000 fans.