Rohonci Street Stadium

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Rohonci Street Stadium
Location Szombathely, Hungary
Owner Hungarian State
Capacity 5,430
Field size 105 × 68 m (344 × 223 ft)
Surface Grass
Field
Construction
Broke ground 1923
Built 1923
Opened 1923
Renovated 2008, 2015-
Tenants
Szombathelyi Haladás

Stadion Rohonci Út (Hungarian: Rohonci úti stadion) is a multi-purpose stadium in Szombathely, Hungary.[1] It is currently home to Szombathelyi Haladás who will, for the 2008–09 season, play in the Hungarian National Championship I. The stadium is able to hold 12,500 people and was built in 1923. It hosts the hammer throw events for the IAAF World Athletics Final as the Stade Louis II in Monaco is too small.

History[edit]

Reconstruction[edit]

On 28 August 2013, Csaba Hende minister of Defense, said that the government will provide 9.6 billion Hungarian forints to build the new stadium. The new sports hall will be the home of the futsal team, wrestling, box, weight lifting,and chess.[2]

On 6 September 2013, Csaba Hende, Member of the Hungarian Parliament and responsible for the Vas County, said that the preparation of the reconstruction started. The reconstruction team consulted with the Haladás Szurkoló Köre (Haladás Fans Club), presidents of the Haladás VSE, and The Student Association of Szombathely in order to enquire about the demand.[3]

On 12 September 2013, Csaba Hende, Member of the Hungarian Parliament and responsible for the Vas County, said that the government will provide the 9.6 billion Hungarian forints to reconstruct the current stadium.[4]

On 4 October 2013, Miklós Tóth, managing director of Szombathelyi Haladás, said that the club do not want to move from Szombathely during the reconstruction of the stadium. He said that the club do not want to play either in Sopron or in Oberwart since it would decrease the number of spectators. Therefore, Miklós Tóth asked some officials of the Hungarian Football Federation to check some turfs nearby which can be easily made into a temporary home stadium for the club.[5]

On 26 September 2014, Tivadar Puskás, mayor of Szombathely and István Simicskó signed a contract which guarantees the construction of a new stadium to be built by 2016. The construction of the UEFA stadium category IV and sport complex will cost 9.6 billion Hungarian forints. The construction will be finished by September 2016.[6]

On 30 September 2014, all the 17 Members of the Hungarian Parliament from Szombathely voted with yes to modify the deed of foundation of the Haladás Sportkomplexum Fejlesztő Nonprofit Limited liability company. The committee also elected a new managing director, Szilvia Szondy, for the limited. Szondy previously worked for the Nagyerdei Renonstrukciós Ltd, which was responsible for the construction of the Nagyerdei Stadion, in Debrecen. László Vigh, responsible and minister of the sport investments, said that the planning will last 7-8 months. [7]

On 11 November 2014, it was revealed that Péter Bordás and his team are going to design the new stadium. Bordás was designer of the Nagyerdei Stadion, in Debrecen. The planning will take 8 months to complete. The construction will take 12-13 months. According to László Vigh, people will be able to celebrate the New Year's Eve at the new stadium in 2017. [8]

On 29 January 2015, it was revealed that the capacity of the new UEFA IV category stadium will be 8,000. The new stadium will host the museum of the club, buffets, shop, skyboxes, V.I.P. and media sectors, as well. Next to the new stadium a sports hall will be built which will be able to host 500 spectators.[9]

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Coordinates: 47°14′05″N 16°36′26″E / 47.234762°N 16.607117°E / 47.234762; 16.607117