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:: Season 2003/2004 :: Special 'Q on Tour' :: August 2003 :: Genoa ::

Sampdoria UC and Genoa FC

[PHOTOS OF A VISIT OF THE 40.000 SEATED LUIGI FERRARIS STADIUM]

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Some Historical Info
On January 11, 1961 the new stadium in Marassi was inaugurated.
At that time though, it was in a perpendicular position the the bisagno river,
and would now cover the southern section of the current Luigi Feraris Stadium.
On May 14 of that same year,
a new inauguration ceremony was held for the stadium in its complete form,
that is, parallel to the Bisagno.
Archives show that there were two covered stands
for a total capacity of 25,000 spectators, including the players.
It was a stadium very similar to that of the English
and was immediately considered the best in Italy.
Although it remained in its original site, in 1990,
in occasion of the World Championships, which were held in Italy,
it was completely rebuilt.
The stadium which hosts both of Genoa's teams -Sampdoria and Genoa-
is named after Luigi Ferraris, a player for Genoa,
who heroically fell during the First World War.
The Genoa team is the oldest football team in Italy,
founded in 1893, by the English present in our city.
The Sampdoria team was founded in August 1946
with the fusion of the old Sapierdarenese
-also nominated "Dominating" and "Liguria"-
with the just as glorious "Andrea Doria".

[ Source: GenovaFoto ]

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