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Primo Nebiolo Stadium


The Primo Nebiolo Stadium, in Parco Ruffini, is the cradle of
Torino athletics: a jewel in a sea of green, located in one of the most
beautiful parks in the city. Its particular shape – the lowered track, wide
stands and a crown of trees all around - makes it pleasant for both athletes and
spectators: the view is perfect from every seat in the stands and the athletes
can better feel the enthusiasm of the spectators who seem to be on the
track.


Monument dedicated to Primo Nebiolo

Monument dedicated to Primo
Nebiolo

 

During recent years, several refurbishing projects have been
undertaken in the stadium: in 2000 a new track in sportflex was laid and the
same material was used for the podium (as was done at the Sydney Olympic Games),
in 2002 the lighting was improved (and inaugurated at the Meeting, held for the
first time in the evening), in 2004 the stands in front of the track leading to
the finishing line were roofed and a press stand was created, underneath which
the fully-equipped offices were completed and a covered training track was
built. Finally in 2009 the new fast and modern athletics track approved by IAAF
(made of Mondotrack SX, the same material used in the Beijing Olympic track),
was inaugurated.
The stadium was dedicated to Primo Nebiolo on the occasion
of the celebrations in his memory, on June 8, 2000. At the gateway there is a
monumental, stylised “N” reproducing the impetus of an athletics track leading
up to the sky.

 

The monument building, built in Carrara marble was designed by
the architect Enrico Tagliatesta. The stadium can easily be reached both from
the city centre and the motorways.

 

Buses: 2, 56, 64, 66, 71.