Stadion Kamen Ingrad

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Stadion Kamen Ingrada
Full name Stadion ŠRC Kamen-Ingrad
Location Velika, Croatia
Coordinates 45°26′27″N 17°39′48″E / 45.44083°N 17.66333°E / 45.44083; 17.66333Coordinates: 45°26′27″N 17°39′48″E / 45.44083°N 17.66333°E / 45.44083; 17.66333
Capacity 8,000
Construction
Built 1997−2001[1]
Opened 1999
Tenants
Kamen Ingrad (1999–2008)
Papuk Velika (2008-)

Kamen Ingrad Stadium (Croatian: Stadion Kamen Ingrada) is a football stadium in Velika, Croatia. It serves as home stadium for football club NK Kamen Ingrad, now NK Papuk Velika. The stadium has a capacity of 8,000 (7,095 as all-seater).

Panorama of the Kamen Ingrad Stadium taken in November 2004

The stadium was built in several stages in the period from 1997 to 2001, coinciding with the most successful spell that the club has had, when they competed in the Croatian top level league from 2001-2007. It is owned by the construction company of the same name which built the stadium and which was the club's chief sponsor in the 2000s.

The stadium's greatest moment came when it hosted a 2003-04 UEFA Cup first round match between Kamen Ingrad and German side Schalke 04 (the result was a 0:0 draw in Velika, while the away leg in Gelsenkirchen ended 1:0 in Schalke's favour). In the Prva HNL 2006-07 season, the club was relegated from Croatia's top level league, and it continues to experience a steep decline ever since. However, the stadium hosted a few top-flight football matches in the 2008-09 season. This was due to newly promoted Croatia Sesvete's home ground, Stadion SRC Sesvete, being deemed unfit for first league football.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Dean Sinovčić (23 September 2003). "Da sam predsjednik Dinama, igrali bismo u Ligi prvaka" [If I were chairman of Dinamo, we would be playing in the Champions League] (in Croatian). Nacional (weekly). Archived from the original on 30 June 2012. Retrieved 30 June 2012.