Chievo Verona: proving dreams can come true
Chievo Verona is without a doubt one of the most surprising teams in Italian professional football. Having battled their way through the lower leagues, the club achieved an entirely unexpected promotion to Serie A in 2001 and has since been making its mark on the sport in an impressive and entertaining way. To see the team in action for yourself, you can buy or sell Chievo Verona tickets on StubHub.
Enjoy the atmosphere at Chievo Verona games
The history of Chievo Verona would be unbelievable if it weren't true. Perhaps the only football team ever to be owned by a bakery, the club was formed in 1929 in the Chievo suburb of Verona, a city which already had a team: Hellas Verona FC. Undeterred by their amateur status, the club began a slow-burn campaign that saw it gradually rise through the ranks of Italian professional football to surpass its much bigger rivals. Today, the club is still nicknamed 'The Flying Donkeys' after rival supporters claimed they would only be promoted to Serie A when donkeys were able to fly. In 2001, Chievo Verona fans were ecstatic as they watched their team reach Serie A for the first time, where they would go on to remain for six consecutive seasons. The club even put in its first appearance in European football against Red Star Belgrade in the 2002-03 Europa League. No longer regarded as a joke, you can buy or sell tickets to Chieva Verona on StubHub now.
Watch Chievo Verona take its next step
Though the number of Chievo Verona fans is relatively small for a top tier club - estimated at around 10,000 - the team plays at home in the large Stadio Marc'Antonio Bentegodi, which is shared with Hellas. The Chievo Verona kit of yellow and blue has come to stand for a cheerful disposition and entertainment on the pitch, with players regularly pulling unexpected moves and wowing the crowds with their hidden talents. Chievo Verona games against Veneto-based teams Treviso and Venezia FC witness some of the most emotional scenes among supporters, but even more thrilling are matches in which 'The Flying Donkeys' manage to draw against or even beat a big name such as Juventus FC or SS Lazio - both of which occurred during the 2008-9 season, Chievo Verona's first appearance back in Serie A after a brief relegation. With such an impressive history behind it, it's anybody's guess as to where the club will be going next - but with tickets for Chievo Verona available to buy or sell on StubHub, you can be sure of witnessing it first-hand.
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