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It's also nice to see Brescia on away-games, at least if you're a supporter of colourful moments. Even if Brescia doesn't have thousands of supporters with them on every game, they are always colourful with scarves, flags or smokes.
Specially for the local away-games as those against Milan, Inter, Chievo, Como and Atalanta.
Brescia-choreograph with flags against Chievo
Watching Brescia is always a nice experience. Although there are some games that are better than other.
The one with the loudest atmosphere is probably Brescia-Atalanta, while the one against Milan is one with a more friendly atmosphere.
Also the games against other big clubs, like Juventus, Inter, Roma or Lazio are good. As the half-derby against Chievo from Verona.
Brescia-supporters are among the best in Italy. Together with Milan, Roma and Fiorentina I rank them at top 3. Although both Milan and Brescia continues to go to the games even if their team is losing (upps, there I lost some Roma-readers :) ). The Brescia-supporters, divided in many different groups, are wellknow for making fantastic choreographies, create a great atmosphere and being one of the supportergroups that hardest tries to prevent football from being to modern. Their protests against the high ticket-prices, the corruption and pay-per-view-matches on tv are common.
For this season (04/05) the classic group "Ultras Brescia" disappeared, while other groups returned to the stadium. So I shouldn't say too much about different groups, yet anyway.
Earlier "Ultras Brescia" and "CUCN" (Commando ultra curva nord) was standing on the longside of the stadium, while other groups of ultras had their home in the curva. After "Ultras Brescia" went away, the groups in the tribuna have changed place, and now stands in the other curva, close to the away-supporters.
That's not too important however. More important is that you really should go to a Brescia-game at Stadio Rigamonti. But hurry up, since that stadium might not exist for too much longer.
Only small parts of the stadium is covered by roof, and these tickets are really expensive (50 euro and up), but you'¦ll see as good from the section under that (still on the headtribune). There you'll pay 25-30 euro for a ticket. Only problem there is that the seats aren't numbered, so if you arrive five minutes before kick-off you'¦ll have problems to find a good seat.
The tickets for the curva is cheaper, but it could also be a bit more dangerous to go there, specially if you aren't used to see a football-game from that position.
Smoke over Stadio Rigamonti
Stadio Rigamonti isn’t one of the most beautiful or modern stadium in Italy. Probably there are stadiums in the 4th division that are more modern…
But it still is something with this place that I like. The stadium is named after Mario Rigamonti, even today, after Roberto Baggio, seen as the best Brescia-player ever. He died in the tragic aeroplan-accident that killed big parts of the Torino-team the 4th may 1949.
Stadio Rigamonti holds a crowd of 27 592 spectators. The stadium is almost never sold out, so you shouldn’t worry for tickets on the matchday. The biggest crowds, however, always come to see the games against Inter, Juventus and Milan (the later big friends with the Brescia-supporters), so for these games it could at least be a good idea to not arrive at the stadium five minutes before kick-off.
Together with the stadium in Ancona, Stadio Rigamonti is probably the most non-central stadium in the whole Italy… By foot it takes 1 hour 15-20 minutes, by bus 15-20. I always takes a taxi from the central station (10 euro) and then take a classic 10 kilometer-walk afterwards.
But make sure you know how to go. Even if it’s quite simple (see transportations).
Due to the lack of modernity, president Luigi Corioni and his men wants to build a new stadium for Brescia. This has caused incredible big protests from the Brescia-supporters, since Corioni wants to build it far outside Brescia (just when you thought it wasn’t possible to get any more “outside”…) and build it together with a shoppingcentre. No decision have been taken yet, but it’s a battle that unfortunately the Brescia-supporters will have big troubles to win.
Directions: For directions to the stadium, see under "transportation".
Brescia-supporters against Inter 03/04
Brescia Calcio was born in 1911, and is one of the smaller clubs in the Italian Serie A. Since 1984, when they got up from the third division, they have gone like a train between the first and second division. Since 2000, anyway, they have managed to survive in Serie A every year. Which, for a club that has never won anything, is a big success.
I always like to see Brescia, and tries to go there as often as possible when I’m in Italy. The team normally plays an entertaining football, and the supporters always create a great atmosphere at the games, including fantastic choreographies.
After last season, 03/04, unfortunately the team lost their biggest and most famous starplayer, Roberto Baggio, who decided to retire from the lovely sport football.
I got the favour to see his last two games live at the stadium, and those games are something that I won’t forget during my whole life.
During his last game, at San Siro, against Milan, the whole stadium stood up during a couple of minutes, applauding this player in the opponent-team. Let go that Baggio earlier during his career has played also for Milan.
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