Calcio Treviso - Stadio Omobono Tenni - Capacity: 9,228 All Seater
The Stadium – Stadio Omobono Tenni Via Ugo Foscolo 3, Treviso 31100
The Stadio Omobono Tenni was first opened in 1933 when it was built as the Communal stadium for the city. The first game played at the stadium was a friendly between Treviso and the Italian national team. It was originally built with a capacity of 12,000, although an extra 1,000 spectators managed to squeeze into the stadium for a game against Rome in March 1952. In 1963 the stadium was renamed in memory of local motorcycling legend Omobon Tenni. The stadium went through a major redevelopment phase in the late 1990’s with the conversion to all seater. Today the stadium holds under 10,000, making it one of the smallest stadium in the top levels of Italian football. The stadium is also home to the Treviso rugby team for big matches such as European Cup games.
The stadium consists of one covered stand, housing around 3,300 fans (the “Tribuna”), and three uncovered stands – the Curva Nord and Sud both hold around 2,000 with around 2,500 in the Distinti stand to the east.
Who Plays There? The story of Treviso’s rise to Serie A has been remarkable to say the least. Just 7 years ago the team were struggling in mid table in Serie C2. A couple of promotions saw them return to Serie B in 2003. Last season the team finished in 5th place, 10 points behind 4th place Perugia. However, in the end of season financial shake up in Italian Football, Genoa and Perugia were denied their place in the top flight after financial irregularities were uncovered in their accounts. Instead the final two promotion places were offered to Treviso and Ascoli in late August – just weeks before the season started. This meant the team had no time to build their squad, and their form this season has reflected the hectic pre-season they had. As at the end of December, the team propped up the rest of the league with just 11 points. The season didn’t get much better for the team, although they did manage to win a couple of games late in the season.
As the season closed Treviso unsurprisingly found themselves relegated back to Serie B. However the Italian Courts had other thoughts and through the enforced relegation of Juve, Lazio and Fiorentina, Treviso found themselves back in Serie A again. The good news lasted less than a month as the decision to relegate Lazio and Fiorentina was overturned, and so Treviso found themselves back in Serie B for the 2006/07 season. For more information on the club have a look at the official website http://www.fbctreviso.it.
How to get to the Stadio Omobono Tenni The stadium is located close to the centre of Treviso, just outside the central ring road. The Stazione Centrale is located around 3km away. The easiest way to reach the stadium by foot is to follow the main ring road around the outside of the canals – turn right out of the stadium onto Via Fratelli and this will become Viale Nin Bixio as you turn north. Follow this road northwards until you reach the stadium. Bus number 7 also follows the same route from the central station.
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How to get a ticket for the Stadio Omobono Tenni Based on the tiny capacity of the Omobono Tenni, it is important that you try and book your tickets before arriving in Treviso, although now they are back in Serie B the majority of the games will not sell out. Tickets can be purchased online at the website http://www.bestticket.it, from the club shop or from Emmesport on Via G Galilei 20 in the middle of the town. Tickets for the Tribuna cost €50, the Distinti €40 and the Curva tickets are €16.
In the 2005-2006 season new laws have been introduced to help fight violence in football stadiums. Tickets are supposed to be issued to named individuals, upon provision of address and ID. The application of these laws is causing a headache for everyone, and as we write most clubs still haven't organised their online ticket sales or published guidelines for purchase. Some interpretations mean you need to buy your ticket in advance (with no sales on matchday at the stadium) upon presentation of ID, address and maybe even an Italian tax code. This seems to us to discriminate more against the innocent (like the overseas fans who turn out in force for Italian fixtures), than the guilty. Overseas fans buying tickets online will have been used to providing their details anyway, but now it is likely that full details are required for each member of your party. If you can't buy tickets online before your trip, purchase them as soon as you arrive in Italy. Hotels can sometimes be good sources of advice. Make sure everyone in your group takes their ID (passports are best) with them when you collect your ticket, and to the football ground.
Around the Stadio Omobono Tenni The stadium is located in a residential area close to the city walls of this historic town. There are a couple of small local bars in the area although it is best to stick to the bars around Piazza Dei Signori which is less than a 10 minute walk away.
Treviso’s small airport is located 3km south west of the town centre. A bus meets incoming flights and makes the 10 minute journey to the train station in around 10 minutes. Alternatively Bus line 6 runs every 15 minutes from the centre of Treviso and costs €1. If you are travelling direct to Venice, then ATVO Eurobus run regularly to Venezia Plaza le Roma – journey time is 45minutes via Mestre train station and costs €5 one way or €9 return. A taxi will cost around €8. Currently Ryanair fly into Treviso on a daily basis from London Stansted, London Luton and Liverpool John Lennon International airports.
Most main airlines fly into Venice’s airport, located north east on the mainland. The airport has a number of transport options into the city including the water taxi (very expensive), water bus (expensive) and bus (cheap). If you go via the latter you are then able to pick up a local train to Treviso every 30 minutes. The following airlines currently serve Venice from the UK.
BMI – London Heathrow British Airways – London Gatwick North Easyjet – Bristol, London Gatwick South, Nottingham East Midlands Jet2 – Leeds Bradford Thomsonfly – London Gatwick South, Manchester