Stadio Comunale Giovanni Celeste
Stadio Comunale Giovanni Celeste is a multi-use stadium
A modern stadium is a place or venue for outdoor sports, concerts, or other events and consists of a field or stage either partly or completely surrounded by a structure designed to allow spectators to stand or sit and view the event.)Pausanias noted that for about half a century the only event...

 in Messina
Messina, Italy
Messina is the third largest city on the island of Sicily, Italy and the capital of the province of Messina. It has a population of about 250,000 inhabitants in the city proper and about 650,000 in the province...

, Italy
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. It is currently the home of S.S.D. Città di Messina. The stadium is able to hold 11,900 people.


It was used mostly for football
Football (soccer)
Association football, more commonly known as football or soccer, is a sport played between two teams of eleven players with a spherical ball...

 matches and hosted the home matches since 1932 to 2004 of the former city teams. It was initially closed in 2004 when Stadio San Filippo
Stadio San Filippo
Stadio Comunale San Filippo is a football stadium in Messina, Italy. It is currently the home of A.C.R. Messina.-History:The stadium was initially commissioned at the start of the 90s, but was not finished until 2004. It was officially opened on August 17, 2004 with Messina playing host to...

 opened and it was reopened since 2010-11 season to host the home games of the new town club of S.S.D. Città di Messina that plays in Eccellenza Sicily group B
Eccellenza Sicily
Eccellenza Sicily is the regional Eccellenza football division for clubs on the Isle of Sicily, Italy. It is competed amongst 32 teams, in two different groups . The winners of the Groups are promoted to Serie D...


On June 5, 1982, the stadium has hosted a Euro 84
1984 UEFA European Football Championship
The 1984 UEFA European Football Championship final tournament was held in France. West Germany also bid for the hosting of this event. It was the seventh European Football Championship, held every four years and endorsed by UEFA...

 qualifier between Malta
Malta national football team
The Malta national football team is the national football team of Malta and is controlled by the Malta Football Association. Malta played its first international game in February 1957, and began competing for qualification to major tournaments in 1962. The side's first competitive victory came in...

 and Iceland
Iceland national football team
The Iceland national football team is the national football team of Iceland and is controlled by the Football Association of Iceland. It has never advanced to the finals of any major international competition....

 because Malta's own stadium in Gzira
Gżira is a town in the north-eastern coast of Malta between Msida & Sliema, and bordering on Ta' Xbiex, with its famed yacht marina and Embassy Row. The population is approximately 7,100 . The word Gżira means "island" in Maltese, and the town is named after Manoel Island which lies just adjacent...

was not up to scratch. Malta won the game 2-1 in front of a crowd of 1,271 spectators.
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