Arena / Concert Venue
Info The Nelson Mandela Forum, located in Florence and named after the former president of South Africa, has been a multifunctional indoor arena since 1985. Past sporting events at the Nelson Mandela Forum include the 1990 European Cup Winners’ Cup and the 2010 FIVB Men’s World Volley Championship. When the arena is not being ... more
Viale Malta, 6
Concert Venue / Stadium
Info Located in Florence, Italy and built in 1931, the Stadio Artemio Franchi is a soccer stadium and home to the ACF Fiorentina soccer team. Formally known as the Stadio Comunale, the soccer arena holds just over 47,000 people and is a 30-minute walk from the city’s historic center. The stadium has hosted many sporting events ... more
Viale Manfredo Fanti, 4a
Arena / Race Track
Info Circuit Du Mugello is a racetrack in Mugello, Italy, not far from Florence. In 1914 the circuit held its first motor race and has been driven on by famous names such as Enzo Ferrari and Emilio Materassi. In 1973 the track was reconstructed and reopened in 1974. Its length and curves make it one of the most competitive racetracks ... more
Circuit Du Mugello
Florentines, like most of their European brethren, are pretty passionate about soccer. And when it comes to stadiums in Florence, football fans have a magnificent palace in Stadio Artemio Franchi.
Built in 1931 and then renovated in 1990, Artemio Franchi is the home of the incredibly popular football club ACF Fiorentina. All throughout the year, 47,000+ screaming, rabid fans pile into the arena to cheer on their team and intimidate their visiting opponents. The stadium has also hosted other international sporting events in addition to concerts where the likes of Bruce Springsteen and Madonna have played.
For hoops lovers in Florence, the Nelson Mandela Forum is a 5,000+ seat arena that features both local and international games, while race fans can head just north of the city to Circuit Du Mugello for Formula One action. The 5,245 meter track in the Tuscan countryside also hosts Grand Prix motorcycle racing.
There aren’t a ton of Florence stadiums, the city isn’t really big enough to support that many, but the stadiums that do exist always feature the best touring performers and biggest sporting events around.