My first soccer game "In Italy"
As a dedicated soccer mom to my son, I have attended numerous soccer games. However, my recent trip to Italy gave me the opportunity to witness my first ever professional soccer game in a country where soccer is deeply ingrained in the culture. The game took place in Catanzaro, a town located in Calabria. It was a special experience for us since my husband's family has been following the local team for years. In fact, our boys were even gifted Catanzaro jerseys by our Zio when they were young.
The enthusiastic energy of the Italian fans was contagious, and I was swept up in the excitement of the game. Every moment was an adventure, from the pre-game festivities to the final whistle, and I gained a newfound appreciation for the sport. The fans, known as the Ultras, sang throughout the entire game. They waved large flags and chanted in unison, creating an electric atmosphere. Even though the game ended in a tie, you would have thought they won based on the recognition from their Ultras. This group is there to support and cheer on the team no matter what.
All in all, my experience at the professional soccer game in Italy was unforgettable. I gained a newfound appreciation for the sport and the passionate fans who support it.