Atalanta home stadium: What capacity the Gewiss Stadium holds
Manchester United are in Italy for tonight’s Champions League game against Atalanta.
The match is being hosted in Bergamo in Northern Italy, a province close to Milan.
United posted a photo of Atalanta’s Gewiss Stadium upon arrival, and as you can see, it is very different to Old Trafford.
How big is Atalanta’s stadium?
Atalanta’s stadium has a capacity of 21,300 supporters and it will be sold out for tonight’s tie.
Originally known as the Stadio di Bergamo, naming rights have seen it titled the Gewiss Stadium since 2019.
The stadium was first built in 1949 and was redeveloped in 2010.
Many of the seats lack protection from the weather elements.
The stadium is smaller than every Premier League venue United will play at this season, with the one exception of Brentford, whose new stadium is 17,250.
Champions League group rivals Young Boys’ Wankdorf Stadium has a capacity of 31,000 seats, making Atalanta’s stadium the smallest in the group.
Old Trafford has a capacity of around 75,000 and there are hopes this could be expanded for more.
A small stadium has clearly not stopped Atalanta’s progress as a club. Last season they finished third in Serie A and reached the Coppa Italia finals.
In the 2019/20 season Atalanta reached the Champions League quarter-finals, and in recent campaigns they have hosted Real Madrid, Liverpool and Manchester City.
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