Stadio La Favorita

Stadio La Favorita

Stadio La Favorita is the former and commonly used name for the Stadio Renzo Barbera in Palermo, Italy. Inaugurated in 1932, the arena was named the Stadio Littorio in recognition of the fascist army division. Since then it has been renamed three times - in 1936 to Stadio Michele Marrone (in memory of a hero of the Spanish Civil War), in 1945 to Stadio La Favorita, and in 2002 to Stadio Renzo Barber. Most people prefer to call it Stadio La Favorita.

The Stadio La Favorita hosted three games in World Cup 1990. All three matches were Group F ties.


Location: Palermo

Capacity: 40,632

Construction: 1932, renovated 1989

Matches: Netherlands 1 : 1 Egypt (June 12), Rep. of Ireland 0 : 0 Egypt (June 17), Rep. of Ireland 1 : 1 Netherlands (June 21)


World Cup 1990 Venues : Stadio Olimpico, San Siro, Stadio San Paolo, Stadio delle Alpi, Stadio San Nicola, Stadio Marc'Antonio Bentegodi, Stadio Artemio Franchi, Stadio Sant'Elia, Stadio Renato Dall'Ara, Stadio Friuli, Stadio La Favorita and Stadio Luigi Ferraris.