15 Aug 2011

Juve to face Notts County to open new stadium

6:00 am on 15 August 2011

The Italian Serie A football side Juventus will face English third tier team Notts County in a friendly to inaugurate their new stadium next month.

The Turin outfit, who originally played in pink after their founding, have an emotional tie to Notts County and used the world's oldest club's black and white striped shirts as the inspiration for their own strip.

The new stadium, built on the site of the universally detested Stadio Delle Alpi, will open on September the 8th with the friendly.

Juventus will become the only Serie A club to own their own stadium and have also broken the mould with a capacity of only 40,000, deciding that a full arena would bring more atmosphere.

Other Italian grounds such as the San Siro in Milan and the Stadio Olimpico in Rome hold around double that but are only occasionally full.