Borisov Arena

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Borisov Arena
Borisov-Arena Stands2.jpg
Location Barysaw, Belarus
Coordinates 54°11′35″N 28°28′31″E / 54.19306°N 28.47528°E / 54.19306; 28.47528
Owner BATE Barysaw
Capacity 12,896[1]
Record attendance 12,113 (BATE Borisov vs Shakhtar Donetsk, 21 October 2014)[2]
Field size 105 x 68m
Surface Grass
Construction
Broke ground 2011–2014
Opened 2014
Construction cost 40,000,000 [3]
Architect OFIS Architects
Tenants
FC BATE Borisov (2014–)
Belarus national football team (2014–)

Borisov Arena is a soccer-specific stadium in Barysaw, Belarus and is the home stadium of FC BATE Borisov and the Belarus national football team. The stadium's official capacity is 12,896.[4][5]

History[edit]

The first official game ever played at the Borisov Arena was the 2013–14 Belarusian Cup Final on May 3, 2014. It was contested between FC Neman Grodno and FC Shakhtyor Salihorsk and won 1-0 by the team from Salihorsk. Ukrainian midfielder Artem Starhorodskyi scored the first ever goal on the stadium in front of an almost full capacity of over 11,000.[1]

National team matches[edit]

The Belarus national football team played its first game at the Borisov Arena on September 4, 2014, when they defeated Tajikistan 6-1 in a friendly.[6] The first official national team game was played on October 9, 2014, when Belarus lost 0-2 to Ukraine in a UEFA Euro 2016 qualifier played in front of 10,512 spectators.[7]

List of games[edit]

# Date Opponent Result Attendance Competition
1. September 4, 2014 Tajikistan Tajikistan 6–1 Friendly
2. October 9, 2014 Ukraine Ukraine 0–2 10,512[7] UEFA Euro 2016 qualifying
3. October 12, 2014 Slovakia Slovakia 1–3 UEFA Euro 2016 qualifying
November 18, 2014 Mexico Mexico Friendly
June 14, 2015 Spain Spain UEFA Euro 2016 qualifying
September 8, 2015 Luxembourg Luxembourg UEFA Euro 2016 qualifying
October 12, 2015 Republic of Macedonia Macedonia UEFA Euro 2016 qualifying

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Borisov Arena". StadiumDB. Retrieved 12 October 2014. 
  2. ^ Full Time Summary Matchday 3 – Tuesday 20 October 2014". UEFA.org. 20 October 2014.
  3. ^ OFIS Architects (Ofis-a.si)
  4. ^ Borisov Arena at FCBate.by
  5. ^ Season tickets on sale 20 Jan (FCBate.by)
  6. ^ "Belarus vs. Tajikistan 6:1". Soccerway.com. Retrieved 12 October 2014. 
  7. ^ a b "Belarus vs. Ukraine 0:2". Soccerway.com. Retrieved 12 October 2014. 

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