Built in 1976 to mimic Munich’s Olympiastadion, the Stadio Friuli is currently undergoing serious modernisation and redevelopment. Having originally housed almost 42,000 spectators, it will now hold around 25,000. The rebuild, which is supposed to be completed by September 2014, will see all stands covered and brought closer to the pitch. There will also be an Udinese museum constructed, with the project reportedly costing €26m.
To get to Udine from the airport - 40km away - the easiest route is via the motorway exiting at Udine south. Another option is the train station, while No10 buses go to the Friuli.