Lecce have played at the Via Del Mare since October 1966 when they defeated Taranto by a single goal. The original capacity was just 16,000 but this was raised to 21,000 in 1976.
Following Lecce’s first promotion to Serie A massive improvements were made with the total seating area lifted to 55,000. Despite being one of Serie A’s largest venues, the national team are rare visitors.
The Via Del Mare lies 45 minutes from the airport with both the nearest motorway exit and the train station lying about 5kms away.