Bunyodkor Stadium

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Bunyodkor Stadium
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Location Tashkent, Uzbekistan
Operator Bunyodkor
Capacity 34,000
Construction
Broke ground November 13, 2008 [1]
Opened September 28, 2012
Construction cost USD 250 million
Architect GMP architects
Tenants
Bunyodkor
Uzbekistan national football team

Bunyodkor Stadium is a multi-purpose stadium in Tashkent, Uzbekistan. It is currently used mostly for football matches and is the home ground of Bunyodkor.

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Bunyodkor's previous permanent home ground, MHSK Stadium, was built in 1986. After 2008 season MHSK Stadium was closed for longtime reconstruction with aim to build new arena on the site. In autumn 2008 and 2009 old stadium was completely demolished. The construction of new arena and football academy facilities have been finished in August 2012. The new arena replaced the JAR Stadium where club played its home matches in 2009-2012.

The stadium holds 34,000 spectators. Its original shape was designed by GMP Architekten, Germany. It was planned to use the new arena for some matches of the 2012 FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup.[2] Bunyodkor Stadium opened on 28 September 2012 with friendly match between Bunyodkor and Pakhtakor ended with 3:3.

First official match was played on 26 March 2013 between Uzbekistan and Lebanon in 2014 FIFA World Cup AFC fourth qualification round.

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Coordinates: 41°16′47″N 69°12′45″E / 41.27972°N 69.21250°E / 41.27972; 69.21250