- Address: Via Giovanni de Prà, 1, Genoa
- Country: Italian Republic
- Capacity: 36,000
- Opened: 22 January 1911
- Main use: Football
- Tenants: Genoa CFC (football), Sampdoria (football)
Extra stadium info – Stadio comunale Luigi Ferraris
The stadium, which is also used for concerts and rugby union, is located next to a prison. It was named Stadio Marassi. The venue is currently named after Luigi Ferraris. He played for Genoa CFC before he died during a mission in World War I. The national football team of the Italian Republic played numerous matches at the Stadio comunale Luigi Ferraris. They won several FIFA World Cup titles.
FIFA World Cup matches
The first-ever FIFA World Cup match at the Stadio comunale Luigi Ferraris took place in 1934. The national football team of Spain won the game after beating Brazil 3-1. 21,000 spectators attended the world championship match. The national football teams of Costa Rica, Ireland, Romania, Scotland and Sweden played at the Stadio comunale Luigi Ferraris during the 1990 FIFA World Cup.
Genoa CFC and UC Sampdoria
The stadium named Stadio comunale Luigi Ferraris opened as the home of Genoa CFC. The club from Genoa was founded in 1893. They faced FC Internazionale Milano in the inaugural match of the venue. In 1946, UC Sampdoria moved to the stadium. The club was founded the same year. The matches between Genoa CFC and arch-rivals Sampdoria are named Derby della Lanterna. UC Sampdoria won the first-ever Derby della Lanterna in 1946. It was an Italian top-flight league game with 45,000 fans in attendance.
In 1898, Genoa CFC were crowned Italian football champions for the first time in their history. In 1937, they won the Italian cup tournament for the first time in their history after beating AS Roma 1-0. In 1985, Sampdoria won the Italian cup tournament for the first time in their history after defeating AC Milan 2-1. They won their first-ever Italian top-flight league title in 1991.