Atalanta Stadium. What to see and how to get there
It is a historic stadium that has been present in Bergamo since 1928, the year in which it was built to host the home matches of Atalanta, the Bergamo soccer team. From this part, football is very felt and the whole city is very attached to the team that represents it. The Atleti Azzurri stadium has experienced several redevelopment works throughout its history that have led it to have a capacity of over 20 thousand seats. In the summer of 2019, other works have been planned which will again disrupt the plant: the stands will be demolished before being rebuilt and new stadium, once completed, will be named Gewiss Stadium. Best time for a new stadium could not be chosen; destiny wanted the 2018/2019 season to be historic for Atalanta, which has achieved qualification in the Champions League.
Atalanta, Bergamo soccer team
Atalanta was founded over a hundred years ago, in 1907, in Bergamo: it owes its name to Greek mythology, where Atalanta was the daughter of Iasio and Climene. A prestigious club that boasts 59 championships played in Serie A as well as an Italian Cup.
At European level the name of the club has never been too well known, apart from a participation in a Coppa delle Coppe semi-final in the 1997/1998 season. But in the 2018/2019 season, Bergamo club has achieved what it can possibly be indicated as the most prestigious milestone in its history: qualification for the Champions League.
The most important continental cup, a high-gloss festival that Atalanta will share with clubs such as Barcelona, Real Madrid, Liverpool, Manchester City, Chelsea, Paris st Germain, Juventus, Bayern Munich, Ajax, Red Star. The top of European and world football.
For the 2019/2020 season the club will therefore have to play in three competitions: the Italian championship, the Italian cup and the European Champions League.
Atalanta stadium: how to get
For this first adventure in Champions League, Atalanta will have a new stadium at its disposal, with an evident restyling. The Atleti Azzurri stadium was purchased by the Percassi (Atalanta president) club in 2017, thus becoming the property of the company: starting from 1 July 2019 it changed its name to become Gewiss Stadium, commercial name. The debut is scheduled for early October.
New stadium rises exactly in the same point where the old Atleti Azzurri was built: it therefore rises to the north east of the city center of Bergamo and is easily accessible by any means. Atalanta stadium is about 30 minutes walk from the station; there are several lines of public buses that lead to the structure. For those traveling by car, once you exit the A4 highway in Bergamo there are already indications to the stadium.