Paolo Mazza Stadium


Ferrara, Italy


16.134 places


September 1928

Paolo Mazza Stadium

Lungoleno, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons

The Stadio Paolo Mazza - previously known as Stadio Comunale - serves as a multi-purpose stadium in Ferrara, Italy, primarily hosting football games as the home stadium of SPAL.


  • Municipality of Ferrara


  • Carlo Savonuzzi

The Stadio Paolo Mazza is situated in Rione Giardino, west of Ferrara within the city walls, and was constructed near the Campo di Piazza d’Armi, which was the former playground of SPAL since 1919. It was opened in September 1928 as Stadio Comunale with an initial capacity of 4,000 and became the fifth oldest Italian ground still operational. The stadium underwent multiple renovations, including heavy restructuring in 1951 and stabilization of spectator capacity at 22,000 in the 1960s to 1980s. In 2016–17, the stadium was restructured again for comfort and safety, with further remodeling in summer 2018 that increased capacity from 13,135 to 16,134 seats. The stadium was renamed Stadio Paolo Mazza in February 1982 to honor the former club president who passed away two months earlier.


Corso Piave, 28
44121 Ferrara, Italy


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Latest Update - 11.02.2023