Velodromo Vigorelli

Local nameVelodromo Maspes-Vigorelli
LocationPortello, Milan, Italy

Velodromo Vigorelli is a 397-metre semi-covered velodrome in Milan, Italy. It is currently used mostly

for American football events. The stadium holds 9,000 people and was built in 1935 by Vigorelli Cycles. It was burned down during the second world war after bombing of Milan by the RAF but then rebuilt.

The stadium was home to the hour record from 1935 to 1967 and the one-hour tandem record of Ernest Mills and Bill Paul from 1937 to 2000. It hosted the UCI Track Cycling World Championships in 1939, 1951, 1955 and 1962. After years of neglect and planned demolitions, campaigning by local enthusiasts led to the approval by local authorities in March 2014 of plans to renovate the velodrome.The stadium has also hosted music events, including the Beatles…

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Coordinates 45°28'53.255" N 9°9'29.07" E

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