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|Full name||Stadio Friuli|
|Location||Udine, Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Italy|
|Field size||105 m × 68 m (344 ft × 223 ft)|
|Architect||Lorenzo Giacomuzzi Moore|
|Structural engineer||Giuliano Parmegiani|
|Udinese Calcio (1976–present)|
Italy national football team (selected matches)
Pordenone Calcio (2019–2020)
The Stadio Friuli (known for sponsorship reasons as Dacia Arena) is an all-seater football stadium in Udine, Italy, and the home of Serie A club Udinese. The stadium was built in 1976 and has a capacity of 25,144. It is sponsored by Romanian car manufacturer Dacia.
In 2013, the City of Udine granted Udinese Calcio a 99-year lease of the stadium.
The most recent reconstruction saw the removal of the athletics track, the demolishing of three sides of the stadium with only the "arc" / West end preserved and the three demolished stands rebuilt closer to the pitch. The cost of the redevelopment was around €50m and the work was completed with Udinese not having to move any of their home games to other stadia. The work on the new stadium officially began on 5 June 2013. During the summer of 2013, the athletics track was dismantled. On 23 June 2014, the foundation stone was laid by Udinese Calcio president Giampaolo Pozzo. The new Friuli was officially opened on 17 January 2016 when Udinese hosted Juventus. The sponsorship name of the stadium, Dacia Arena, was unveiled that day therefore the club entered into a new stadium-naming rights agreement with its parent company, Dacia.
The Friuli was nominated by StadiumDB.com as one of the best stadiums of the year 2016, reaching the 13th position of the Public Vote ranking and the 7th position of the Jury Vote ranking.
Fradis Furlàns, us invidi a tigní dur.— Pope John Paul II, 3 May 1992
1990 FIFA World Cup
|Date||Team #1||Result||Team #2||Round|
|13 June 1990||Uruguay||0–0||Spain||Group E|
|17 June 1990||South Korea||1–3|
|21 June 1990||0–1||Uruguay|
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