Orinally called the Stadio dei Cipressi, the Stadio Olimpico is a multi-purpose sports arena intended primarily for football. The stadium was expanded ahead of the 1990 World Cup, resulting in much of the arena being extensively renovated.
The Stadio Olimpico hosted six matches in World Cup 1990. These included three Group A fixtures, a Round of 16 match, one of the quarter finals and the final in which West Germany defeated Argentina 1 - 0.
Construction: 1928 - 1937, Renovated in 1950 and expanded in 1990.
Matches: Italy 1 : 0 Austria (June 9), Italy 1 : 0 U.S.A. (June 14), Italy 2 : 0 Czechoslovakia (June 19), Italy 2 : 0 Uruguay (June 25), quarter-final Rep. of Ireland 0 : 1 Italy (Jun 30) and the final on July 8 West Germany 1 : 0 Argentina.
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.