- Address: Viale del Fante, 11, Palermo
- Country: Italian Republic
- Capacity: 36,000
- Opened: 24 January 1932
- Main use: Football
- Tenants: Palermo FC (football)
Extra stadium info – Stadio comunale Renzo Barbera
The Stadio comunale Renzo Barbera is located on the island of Sicily. It is named after Renzo Barbera, a former Italian businessman and chairman. In 1920, he was born in the city of Palermo. Renzo Barbera died in 2002. It opened as the Stadio Littorio. The venue opened with a football match, which was won by the home side. Between 1936 and 1945, it was named Stadio Michele Marrone. The stadium was named Stadio La Favorita between 1945 and 2002. Several world famous artists performed at the venue. Palermo Football Club use the stadium for home games. The club is the most popular sports club from Palermo. The Stadio comunale Renzo Barbera was one of the 1990 FIFA World Cup venues.
FIFA World Cup matches at the Stadio comunale Renzo Barbera
The first-ever FIFA World Cup match at the venue was a game between the national football teams of the Netherlands and Egypt. The match ended in a 1-1 draw and it attracted a crowd of 33,000. Willem Cornelis Nicolaas Kieft scored the first goal of the game and Magdi Abdelghani Sayed Ahmed scored the second goal of the game. Kieft won a European championship title with PSV in 1988. Later that year, he also won a European championship title with the national football team of the Netherlands. The second world championship game at the Stadio comunale Renzo Barbera ended in a draw. It was a match between Ireland and Egypt. The third FIFA World Cup game at the venue also ended in a draw. Ireland and the Netherlands both scored once in the match.