Genoa Logo – The Genoa Cricket and Football Club is a club football in Italy , the city of Genoa in the region of Liguria . It was founded on 7 September of 1893 as Cricket and Athletic Club by representatives of the important British colony of Genoa, an industrial city and equipped with one of the largest ports in the Mediterranean. In 1899 he changed the name to Genoa Cricket and Football Club. Their rivals are the Sampdoria , who disputes the box called della Lanterna Derbi .
Built in 1911, thanks to club members who donated Musso Piantelli the site adjacent to his mansion in Marassi, and inaugurated on January 22 of that year on the occasion of Genoa-Inter match, the stadium of Genoa was remodeled in 1933 to have a capacity of 40000 spectators, during the forty years of the club, was dedicated to Luigi Ferraris, one of the players of Genoa who died in the First World War conflict that killed the founder James Spensley. In this remodeling were built two tiers, one of which, the North, became the meeting place for the fans more “hot” and interestingly was built over what was the court (known as “the Cajenna” ) the rival of Genoa at the time, the Andrea Doria. On May 27, 1934 was played at the World Cup match Ferraris Spain-Brazil with Spanish victory by 3-1.
This stadium has belonged to the club for many years and he disputed their matches only the Grifone but economic problems and pressures of the fascist regime was ceded to the City. Since 1946 plays in Marassi (name of the neighborhood where the stadium is located and that many use to indicate the same, a situation analogous to the Giuseppe Meazza stadium with the San Siro in Milan) also Sampdoria, team born from the union of A. Doria, the eternal rival, and Sampiardarenese, Sampiardarena neighborhood team in the same 1946. The former membership of the club Rossoblu but was reflected on the fact that the Northern Tier was bigger than the South. This until 1990 when, during the World Cup, the stadium was completely remodeled (in parts, to enable clubs to play in it, so that the work lasted more than two years) to have the look and the current capacity, by the way, is much lower than that of yesteryear. The record audience for a game of clubs belonging to the Genoa-Sampdoria Derby of November 28, 1982, when 57,815 spectators were about 2000 entry without it. But the absolute record is the Italy-Portugal of 27 February 1949, when there were over 60,000 attendees.