The main stadium of Palermo is dedicated to Renzo Barbera, president of the Palermo team in the decade of 1970-1980. The stadium is also known by its old name of La Favorita, after the estate of Ferdinand I of Bourbon, which is closeby.
It was inaugurated in 1932, the year of the historical first promotion of Palermo to Series A, and since then it has hosted mainly home games.
It was also the scene of other important events: some matches of the 1990 Italy World Cup were played there, as well as the final of the European Super Cup in 1997, and some memorable performers were hosted there, such as Frank Sinatra and Duran Duran.
Following renovations made in 2010, the stadium can now accommodate nearly 40,000 spectators.
Located between the viale del Fante, the piazzale Enrico La Loggia and the Ippodromo della Favorita, the stadium can be reached either by public transport or by car, either by following the A19 (Palermo-Catania) or from the port of the city.