"Lazio vs Roma" Olympic Stadium Tip by mattreider

Olympic Stadium, Rome: 10 reviews and 22 photos

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by mattreider

Well, Lazio is one of the Roman soccer teams, and is the older team. Supposedly the wealthy urbanites support Lazio, while Roma fans are the team of the people. Either way, wearing colors for either side (light blue/white for lazio, maroon/orange for Roma) will make fast friends and quick enemies.

The annual derby between the two teams is hectic, they cancelled last year due to the mood in the city. Every weekend one of the two teams should be playing in the Olympic stadium, far north from the city center but available through a tram you can pick up in Piazza de Popolo.

Equipment: Get tickets at the local stores before hand, or jsut get them on game day. For normal games, the stadium is so big it rarely sells out.

LAZIO: From the 'Original Fans Lazio' shop (formerly 'Lazio Point') in Via Farini (very near Stazione Termini, just off via Cavour). They sell merchandise and tickets.

ROMA: Roma Point is near the train station as well.

Go early enough to walk around the Mussolini-inspired stadium with huge campy statues and 20th century mosaics on the ground. Get a beer and a sandwich before the game, and maybe even a scarf.

Address: Stadium Olympico
Theme: Sports Watching

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Dec 10, 2004
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