FK Chmel Blšany (stadium)

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FK Chmel Blšany (stadium)
Location U Stadiónu 10
Blšany
Czech Republic
Coordinates 50°12′56.05″N 13°27′58.45″E / 50.2155694°N 13.4662361°E / 50.2155694; 13.4662361Coordinates: 50°12′56.05″N 13°27′58.45″E / 50.2155694°N 13.4662361°E / 50.2155694; 13.4662361
Capacity 2,300
Tenants
FK Chmel Blšany

FK Chmel Blšany is a multi-purpose stadium in Blšany, Czech Republic. It is currently used mostly for football matches and is the home ground of FK Chmel Blšany. The stadium holds 2,300 seated spectators.[1]

In 1998-2006, the Czech First League was played there, as FK Chmel Blšany appeared in the top flight of Czech football. Currently the Czech Fourth Division is played there.

History[edit]

Before the reconstruction in 2003, the stadium was able to hold 4,500 people. The club was forced to play home matches at Stadion Na Litavce in Příbram during the 2003–04 Czech First League due to the width of the pitch being smaller than the required 68 metres.[2] The club returned to their home stadium in February 2004 following reconstruction.[3]

Later in 2004, Czech First League matches were again moved from Blšany, this time due to Blšany's stadium not having sufficient artificial lighting. During this time the team played home matches in Prague at FK Viktoria Stadion.[4][5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ FK Chmel Blšany
  2. ^ Jan Palička, Milan Eisenhammer: Byl to podraz! křičí šéf mužstva v azylu, MF DNES, 21 October 2003.
  3. ^ "Blšany se vrací domů" (in Czech). idnes.cz. 19 February 2004. Retrieved 9 March 2012. 
  4. ^ "Blšany si za svůj domov vybraly Prahu" (in Czech). idnes.cz. 30 September 2004. Retrieved 9 March 2012. 
  5. ^ "Blšany budou dál hrát na Žižkově" (in Czech). idnes.cz. 4 November 2004. Retrieved 9 March 2012.