Selman Stërmasi Stadium

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Selman Stërmasi stadium
Location Tirana, Albania
Owner KF Tirana
Operator KF Tirana
Capacity 12,500 (6000 seated)[1]
Opened 1956
Tenants
KF Tirana

Selman Stërmasi Stadium (Albanian: Stadiumi Selman Stërmasi) is a multi-purpose stadium in Tirana, Albania. It is currently used mostly for football matches and is the home ground of KF Tirana. The stadium holds 12,500 people (6000 seated).[1] It is named after Selman Stërmasi, one of KF Tirana's best players of all time. The stadium is also used by Dinamo. Until 2010 Partizani used the stadium, due not making their payments they were kicked out.

The stadium is located approximately 400 m from the west side of the Lana stream and of former exhibition site "Shqiperia Sot" (now Top-Channel Television headquarters). It was built in 1956 and named Dinamo Stadium until 1991 when it was given its new name. The Football Association of Albania and KF Tirana decided posthumously name the stadium after the eminent KF Tirana player, coach and president, Selman Stërmasi. The stadium has recently ended a long phase of construction, which involved development of the main pitch, central seated area, facilities around the ground and general lineaments. There are still improvements expected to be made, such as side seated areas, an electronic clock and a KF Tirana shopping centre just under the central seated stand. The internal facilities include a press conference room. The main parking area is located at the front of the stadium which leads to the entrance.[2]

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Coordinates: 41°19′08″N 19°48′40″E / 41.319°N 19.811°E / 41.319; 19.811