Juventus, Allianz Stadium Tour
Juventus are arguably the most successful Italian football team. Reasons to take an Allianz stadium tour are;
- You’re a huge Juventus fan
- Visit a 5 star world class stadium
- Small groups with friendly guides
- Tours given in Italian, several other languages through audio guides
- Friendly guides speak English
- Many famous footballers and managers have visited
- Juventus regularly play Champions League football
There are several stadium tours each day. You can purchase your stadium and museum tour ticket in advance. It’s also possible to buy it on the day from the museum. If you’re lucky, Juventus will be playing when you’re in Turin. As Juventus are a popular team it’s advisable to buy your matchday tickets in advance. How to get to the Juventus Allianz Stadium from Turin city center.
The Allianz stadium is located in the north of Turin. It takes around 40 minutes to arrive by bus from the center. When you see the impressive Allianz stadium it’s time to get off the bus. The stadium is located opposite a shopping mall. If you are hungry after your tour, you’ll find plenty of restaurants. There are a few hotels conveniently located around the stadium for if you a visiting Turin for nothing more than to watch a match.
The Allianz Stadium has a capacity of 41,000. The stadium was completed in 2011. The first team to play here against Juventus was English team Notts County. The reason Notts County were invited is because they have historic ties with Juventus. Notts County play in black and white stripes and influenced Juventus to do so back in 1903. Because the stadium is of a relatively small capacity it’s important to buy match day tickets in advance.
VIP Matchday Experience
As the Allianz Stadium is a 5 star stadium, you may enjoy a VIP match day experience. The VIP experience is named the Legends Club. You will watch the match from the best seats in the house. in fact, you’ll watch the match from comfortable armchairs. During your VIP matchday experience you may enjoy regional food dishes. All ingredients for the regional dishes are sourced locally. Food and drinks are offered with waiter service. Legends Club tickets are best bought online in advance.
Home Team Dressing Room
The Juventus home team dressing room looks like something from the future. Lot’s of Italians taking the tour were quick to take their photos with the locker of Gianluigi Buffon. He has the record of the most clean sheets in Serie A. Italians regard him as the best goalkeeper of all time. The Juventus team also have access to huge physio facilities and a Jacuzzi.
Away Team Dressing Room
As you walk from the team bus drop off point to the dressing rooms you’ll pass posters of Juventus legends. There are huge posters of Roberto Baggio, Antonio Conte and Zinedine Zidane. These are here to remind the visiting team they’re playing a big team. Zinedine Zidane is also a legend at Bordeaux. The away team dressing room is not part of the Juventus stadium tour. I was told that it’s the same as the home team dressing room in design. The main difference being that the color is plain. The away team do not have access to the huge physio and Jacuzzi facilities.
The dressing rooms lead directly to the players tunnel. As part of the stadium tour you will experience the walk through the players tunnel. Juventus regularly feature in the Champions League so many footballing great have made this walk. Footballing superstars who have made this walk are, Lionel Messi, Carlos Tevez, Christiano Ronaldo, Gianluigi Buffon and Paul Pogba. Famous managers who have made this walk are, Zinedine Zidane, Pep Guardiola and Antonio Conte.
At pitch side you can see where Antonio Conte stood as he guided Juventus to 3 consecutive Serie A titles. Unfortunately you’re not permitted to sit in the dugouts. You may view them from the end of the players tunnel though. There’s a wonderful perspective of the stadium from here too.
Media / Press Room
The press room is where the Juventus manager announces his major signings every year. You’ll recognize it from the Champions League press conferences as well. You are invited to take the stage where the famous managers and players appear on TV. This makes a perfect family photo or photo for your Instagram feed. Whilst others on the tour are taking their pictures you may sit in the incredibly comfy seats. These seats are usually reserved for the press.
The Juventus museum shows off the clubs rich history. You can learn about historic teams, famous victories and legendary players. The state of the art museum has many interactive features. It’s comparable to the Benfica museum with such attention to detail about the club. If you’re traveling to Turin with kids, the stadium tour and museum are a must.
The Juventus players are often interviewed on Juventus TV (Italian). When I visited the museum I was lucky to see top midfielder Miralem Pjanic being interviewed. Miralem Pjanic is also a Bosnian international. He had a nice car parked outside too. If you’re lucky you’ll see a Juventus player on your museum tour.
There are many photo opportunities on the walk between the Juventus museum and club shop. You’ll walk through a corridor with life size cutouts of the current Juventus team. This is a good opportunity to get a selfie with your favorite player. The Juventus club shop is huge. After learning about what a successful team Juventus are, you may be tempted to buy some merchandise. You can buy almost anything you can imagine as a souvenir. From a small Juventus keyring to a Juventus shirt printed with your name.
To get to the Allianz stadium from the center of Turin you must take bus number 72. Bus 72 leaves regularly from Bertola bus stop. You must buy your ticket first from a tobacco shop. When entering the bus you validate the ticket by sticking it in the machine. It takes around 40 minutes to reach the stadium.