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Stadiums that are shared by rival football teams

  1. Stadio Olimpico (Lazio and AS Roma):

Italy has always seen multiple teams share stadiums and it is the same case between Lazio and Roma. The stadium has not been as successful for both the teams as one would wish given that both the teams have won only five Serie A titles between them since 1953. The stadium holds a capacity of 70,000 but the infrastructure of the stadium hasn’t been of the best quality. It only gets worse as the stadium is now also used for the Rugby team.

  1. San Siro (AC Milan & Inter Milan):

There is no description required for this incredible stadium sharing home ground for two of the finest teams in the Serie A. Both the teams have won 36 Serie A titles between them in their co-existence for 71 years. It was renovated in 2016 and has been one of the most legendary grounds for a long period. It has also hosted four European Cup finals and six matches in the 1990 World Cup.

  1. Stadio Luigi Ferraris (Sampdoria & Genoa):

The Stadio Luigi Ferraris was opened in 1911 and has been the home ground for Sampdoria and Genoa. It has been a cat and mouse battle between Sampdoria and Genoa when fighting for success as no team has been able to dominate each other on a consistent basis. The Ferraris stadium also hosted four games in the 1990 World Cup. Till date, it remains as one of the oldest stadiums in use.

  1. Stade Charlety (Paris FC & Paris Saint-Germain Feminines):

This is an interesting combination as the Stade Charlety co-exists as the home ground for the football second tier team Paris FC and the women team of Paris Saint Germain. The success of Paris Saint Germain Feminines has to be acknowledged with huge respect. In fact, they have reached the Champions League final twice, more than the men’s team managed to but they were unfortunate to lose both the time. Paris FC manage to hold 20,000 spectators as the city is more interested to see the likes of Neymar and Mbappe.

  1. Maracana (Botafogo, Vasco de Gama, Flamengo, Fluminese):

Maracana is one of the most historic stadiums in the football world. It managed to fit in 200,000 spectators during the final of the 1950 World Cup when Uruguay beat Brazil in a stunning fashion. It can hold 78,000 spectators. It is located in Rio and it also hosted the 2014 Olympics where Brazil defeated Germany on penalties. Botafogo, Vasco de Gama, Flamengo, Fluminese all have their own ground but with low holding capacity and that is why Marcana is used for high-demand games.

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