Football Academy Stadium (Yerevan)

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Football Academy Stadium
Avan Football Academy Stadium
Full name Football Technical Center-Academy Stadium
Location Avan district
Yerevan, Armenia
Coordinates 40°13′16″N 44°33′19″E / 40.22111°N 44.55528°E / 40.22111; 44.55528Coordinates: 40°13′16″N 44°33′19″E / 40.22111°N 44.55528°E / 40.22111; 44.55528
Opened 29 April 2013
Owner Football Federation of Armenia
Capacity 1,500
Field size 105 m × 68 m (344 ft × 223 ft)
Website official website
Tenants
FC Pyunik (2013-)

The Football Academy Stadium (Armenian: Ֆուտբոլի Ակադեմիայի մարզադաշտ) is an all-seater football stadium in Yerevan, Armenia. It is located in the northern Avan district of the city, within the "Football Technical Center-Academy" of the Football Federation of Armenia.

Background[edit]

The 1,500-seated stadium was officially opened on 29 April 2013 by the Mayor of Yerevan Taron Margaryan.[1] However, the first official match in the stadium took place earlier on 13 April 2013, between FC Pyunik and FC Banants within the frames of the Armenian Premier League. The match ended up with a result of 4-0, in favour of Pyunik.[2]

Currently, the stadium is the home ground of FC Pyunik for the Armenian Premier League matches. It is a frequent venue for the Armenian First League matches as well.

The stadium is part of the Technical Center-Academy of the Football Federation of Armenia which was officially opened on 1 September 2010 by UEFA president Michel Platini. The centre is home to the main football stadium, 9 football training grounds (one of them with artificial pitch), 4 outdoor tennis courts, an indoor sports hall, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, fitness centre and a 4-star hotel with 49 guest rooms.

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