Hidegkuti Nándor Stadium

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Hidegkuti Nándor Stadium
Location Budapest, Hungary
Coordinates 47°29′27.31″N 19°6′24.21″E / 47.4909194°N 19.1067250°E / 47.4909194; 19.1067250Coordinates: 47°29′27.31″N 19°6′24.21″E / 47.4909194°N 19.1067250°E / 47.4909194; 19.1067250
Capacity 12,700
Construction
Opened 1912
Demolished 2014
Tenants
MTK Hungária FC

Hidegkuti Nándor Stadium is a multi-purpose stadium in Budapest, Hungary. The stadium can hold 12,700 people (27,000 in the 1990s) and was built in 1912. It was renamed after the MTK and Hungary footballer Nándor Hidegkuti.

It is currently used for football matches and is the home stadium of MTK Hungária FC.

The stadium was used in the film Escape to Victory.

The American band Metallica kicked off their Damaged Justice tour at the stadium on September 11, 1988.

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Tamás Deutsch, Hungarian Parliament MP, announced that by 2016 a new stadium will have been built. The club have 6.5 billion HUF to spend on reconstruction. The construction of a new stadium is expected to be finished in 2016. The new facility will be able to host 5000 spectators and will be the home of the Sándor Károly Football Academy. The first phase of the construction will start at the end of the 2013-14 Hungarian League season with the demolition of the current stadium. During the construction the club will play their matches at one of the stadiums in Budapest, decided by the fans of the club.[1]

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