Na Litavce

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Na Litavce
Location Příbram, Czech Republic
Coordinates 49°40′37″N 13°58′35″E / 49.67694°N 13.97639°E / 49.67694; 13.97639Coordinates: 49°40′37″N 13°58′35″E / 49.67694°N 13.97639°E / 49.67694; 13.97639
Opened 1955
Renovated 1978-1980
Capacity 9,100
Field dimensions 105m x 68m
Tenants
1. FK Příbram

Na Litavce is a football stadium in Příbram, Czech Republic. It is currently used as the home ground of 1. FK Příbram. The stadium holds 9,100 people.

History[edit]

The stadium was opened September 11, 1955, starting the series of promotions of the home club Baník Příbram from the regional competition up to the third highest nationwide league within 13 years and to the second division in 1974 (only for five seasons).

The major reconstruction of stadium was made between 1978 and 1980. The construction was funded by the Uranium Mines company (Czech: Uranové doly), many of the miners and company workers joined the work voluntarily. New stands and entry gate were built as well as two buildings with flats and hotel rooms, which remain the mark of the stadium. The western stand was roofed and the capacity of the stadium was around 11,000 spectators.

In 1996 the Příbram team merged with Dukla Prague and the team moved to Prague for one year before returning to Příbram and bringing the first league to the stadium. The eastern stand was roofed and the third stand was built. The stadium had to be modernized to correspond with the football union's new standards, all stands are for seated spectators, which lowered the capacity to 9,100, and the floodlight towers were erected.

Trivia[edit]

  • The name of the stadium is derived from the name of a river Litavka, located just behind the west stand. It flows north to Beroun where it joins the Berounka river.
  • Litavka also caused problems to the stadium several times by flooding, the stadium was under water for example during the 2002 European floods. The game with Slavia Prague had to be postponed.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Dohrávka Příbrami se Slavií je odložena". idnes.cz (in Czech). 12 August 2002. Retrieved 6 April 2013. 

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