Yerevan Football Academy Stadium

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FFA Technical Center-Academy Stadium
Avan Football Academy Stadium
Main stand at the Yerevan football academy stadium.jpg
The main stand at the Football Academy Stadium
Full name FFA 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
Owner Football Federation of Armenia
Capacity 1,428
Field size 105 m × 68 m (344 ft × 223 ft)
Opened 29 April 2013
Tenants
Pyunik (2013-present)
Website
official website

Officially, the FFA Technical Center-Academy Stadium (Armenian: ՀՖՖ Տեխնիկական-կենտրոն ակադեմիայի մարզադաշտ), commonly known as the Yerevan Football Academy Stadium or the Avan Academy Stadium, is an all-seater football stadium in Yerevan, Armenia. It is located in the northern Avan District of the city, within the Technical Center-Academy complex of the Football Federation of Armenia. The stadium is also commonly known as the Avan Football Academy Stadium.

Background[edit]

The 1,428-seated stadium[1] was officially opened on 29 April 2013 by the Mayor of Yerevan Taron Margaryan.[2] 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.[3]

Currently, the stadium is home to Pyunik for the Armenian Premier League matches.

The stadium is part of the Technical Center-Academy of the Football Federation of Armenia which was officially opened on 1 September 2010 by the UEFA president Michel Platini. The centre is home to the main football stadium, 9 football training pitches (8 natural and 1 artificial), 4 outdoor tennis courts, an indoor sports hall, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, fitness centre and a 4-star hotel with 49 guest rooms.

Panoramic view of the Football Academy Stadium

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