Obolon Arena

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Obolon Arena
Стадіон Оболонь.jpg
Former names Obolon Stadium (2001–11)
Location Kiev, Ukraine
Coordinates 50°31′37.40″N 30°30′27.00″E / 50.5270556°N 30.5075000°E / 50.5270556; 30.5075000
Broke ground 2001
Opened 2002
Expanded 2004
Surface Grass
Capacity 5,100[1][2]
Field size 104 m × 68 m (114 yd × 74 yd)

Obolon Arena is football stadium in the city of Kiev, Ukraine. It is the home ground of Association football club Obolon Brovar.[3]

History[edit]

The stadium was opened in October 2002 with a Ukraine Premier League game which saw FC Obolon Kyiv play against Kryvbas.

In late 2006 construction began on the northern stand and the work was completed in the summer of 2008. This stand added 3,000 additional seats.[2]

The record attendance for a match at the ground is 5,200, set on April 14, 2010 in the match between Obolon and Dynamo Kyiv.[4]

After the main player of the stadium FC Obolon Kyiv dissolved itself in February 2013[5] the stadium became the playing-ground of the (new) club Obolon Brovar.[3][6]

Other users of the stadium[edit]

The stadium was the home ground of FC Obolon Kyiv (this club dissolved itself in February 2013[5]); but was also temporarily used by FC Arsenal Kyiv (2008).

The Ukraine under-21 team hosted an international game against Holland on 10 October 2008.

The ground was used as a training facility for Euro 2012.

Location[edit]

The stadium is located in the northern fringes of the city, close to the Kiev Metro railway station Heroiv Dnipra.

References[edit]