Karađorđe Stadium

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Stadion Karađorđe
2009 European Athletics Junior Championships.JPG
Stadion Karađorđe hosting the 2009 European Athletics Junior Championships
Full name Stadion Karađorđe
Location Novi Sad, Vojvodina, Serbia
Coordinates 45°14′48″N 19°50′32″E / 45.24667°N 19.84222°E / 45.24667; 19.84222
Opened June 28, 1924 (on the Serbian holiday Vidovdan)
Renovated 1967, 2004, 2009, 2011,2013
Expanded 1931, 1991
Owner FK Vojvodina
Operator FK Vojvodina
Surface Grass
Scoreboard LED (Philips brand)
Capacity 14,458 seats[1]
Executive suites 150
Field size 105 × 68 m (115 × 75 yd)
Tenants
FK Vojvodina (1928–present)
FK Donji Srem (2012-present)
Serbia national under-21 football team

Karađorđe Stadium (Serbian: Стадион Карађорђе, Stadion Karađorđe) is a multi-purpose stadium in Novi Sad, Vojvodina, Serbia. It is currently used mostly for football matches and is the home ground of FK Vojvodina. The stadium is one of the most modern stadiums in Serbia and has one of the best pitches in the country. The stadium has a total of 14,458 seats after new renovations were made in 2013.[2] The stadium is also the home ground for the Serbian U-21 football team.

History[edit]

In late May 2007, the stadium was the site of Siniša Mihajlović's testimonial match. In 2009, the stadium was given a new athletic track, the southeast stand and a modern Philips scoreboard. After the reconstruction in 2009, it was the venue of the 2009 European Athletics Junior Championships and the 2011 UEFA European Under-17 Football Championship.In 2011, FK Vojvodina installed floodlights with strength of 1,400 lux. The largest attendance was on 1 March 1967 when Vojvodina played against Scottish side Celtic in the 1966–67 European Cup quarter-final.[3] There was about 30,000 spectators.[3]

Formerly, it was known as the Vojvodina Stadium (Serbian: Стадион Војводине, Stadion Vojvodine) or City Stadium (Serbian: Градски стадион, Gradski stadion). In 2007, the stadium was renamed to Karađorđe Stadium after Karađorđe "Black George", the leader of the First Serbian uprising. However, Karađorđe Stadium was in fact the older and original name of the stadium that was used from its foundation in 1924 until the end of the Second World War.[4]

Recent upgrades and developments[edit]

In early 2012, the executive board announced further reconstructions of the Karađorđe stadium. Original plans included the construction of a new south stand, the reconstruction of the eastern and southwest stand. Finally, in May 2013, as a result of UEFA requirements for obtaining a license for UEFA Europa League participation, the city of Novi Sad agreed to an upgrade of the stadium that will take place through June 2013 in time for FK Vojvodina to host Europa League qualifying matches.[5]

Notable events[edit]

International football matches[edit]

Date Result Competition
21 April 1971  Yugoslavia 0–1  Romania Friendly
14 November 1979  Yugoslavia 5–0  Cyprus Euro 80 qualifying
21 November 1981  Yugoslavia 5–0  Luxembourg 1982 World Cup qualifying
20 September 1989  Yugoslavia 3–0  Greece Friendly
11 September 2012  Serbia 6–1  Wales 2014 World Cup qualifying[3]
26 March 2013  Serbia 2–0  Scotland 2014 World Cup qualifying[3]
11 October 2013  Serbia 2–0  Japan Friendly

Gallery[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ FK Vojvodina - Stadium Karadjordje (Serbian)
  2. ^ [1] FK Vojvodina: GRADONAČELNIK POSETIO „KARAĐORĐE“
  3. ^ a b c d "Ticket rush as Scotland play Serbia in Novi Sad". sport.scotsman.com. Johnston Publishing. 5 January 2013. Retrieved 6 January 2013. 
  4. ^ [2] FK Vojvodina: Stadion detaljno (Serbian)
  5. ^ [3] Dnevnik (Serbian): МОНДО: Пао договор, Воша гради стадион 23 May 2013

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