Fans of a certain vintage will remember Parma as one of the leading clubs of Italian football, but almost three decades have passed since their last major honour and the Gialloblu have spent the last three seasons in the second tier battling to return to Serie A under president Kyle Krause.

After finally achieving that aim last term, the Crociati return to the top flight for 2024/25 and there will be plenty of Italian football enthusiasts looking for a nostalgic trip to the Stadio Ennio Tardini, recalling images of the Coppa Italia, UEFA Cup and European Cup Winners’ Cup being paraded around the famous stadium.

If you are considering a visit to Emilia-Romagna and Italy’s food valley, we will have the only guide you need to know how to buy Parma tickets below.

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How to buy Parma tickets

The official Parma website has gone through an impressive transformation over the last few seasons and is more user-friendly for non-Italian speakers.

You cannot miss the large Tickets icon on the homepage, which takes you through to a list of fixtures and then the widely-used TicketOne site from where you can buy Parma tickets.

If you have purchased Serie A or Serie B tickets through that method in past for clubs that use TicketOne, you can log in without needing to register. However, there is a limit of a maximum of four tickets per TicketOne account, so that is worth keeping in mind if travelling in a larger group.

When do Parma tickets go on sale?

Parma tickets at the Stadio Ennio Tardini usually go on sale one month in advance and you will have to be quick to secure the best seats now that they are back in Serie A, but for anyone other than AC Milan, Inter, AS Roma and Juventus availability should be good.

Sometimes you will see Coppa Italia fixtures listed on TicketOne, but because of the shorter time period between fixture announcements and kick-off, the finer details will be unavailable and there is no option to be alerted to changes.

Adrian Bernabe celebrates for Parma. (@ParmaCalcio_en)

How much do Parma tickets cost?

The club has not yet confirmed the pricing structure for both season tickets and single matchdays, but once they release it, you can come back here to check all the Parma ticket information.

However, the Curva Nord will usually be the cheapest option, but will be popular, as the Parma regulars and ultras will congregate there on matchdays. The alternative is the Curva Sud, which will have one half reserved for supporters of the visiting team. If you are looking to splash out and avoid the rain during the winter, you will pay a little more in the Tribune running the lengths of the pitch.

How to get to the Parma stadium?

Bologna is the closest major airport to Parma, but has limited flight options compared to Milan’s airports and Bergamo.

Milan Linate is probably a better choice with the increased options available and will take around 30 minutes longer to reach Parma from Milano Centrale station.

Once exiting Parma station, head south towards the city centre and stop to sample some of the wonderful local cuisine and enjoy the more relaxed atmosphere away from the chaotic Milanese tourist trap, and then continue onward to the Tardini.

You can otherwise bypass the city centre by going left along a ring-road as soon as you exit the stadium. Either way, you will want to allow for 30-ish minutes from the station to the Tardini on foot.

Alternatively, the number 108 bus will collect you from the train station and deliver you to the stadium gates on Piazzale Risorgimento.