Shakhtar Stadium

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Shakhtar Stadium
Central Stadium (CS Shakhtar)
Shakhtar Stadium in Donetsk.jpg
Location Donetsk, Ukraine
Coordinates 47°59′40.18″N 37°47′08.69″E / 47.9944944°N 37.7857472°E / 47.9944944; 37.7857472
Broke ground Spring 1936
Opened September 5, 1936
Renovated 1950, 1966, 1981, 2000
Owner Shakhtar Donetsk
Surface Grass
Capacity 31,718 (football)
Field size 105m by 68m
Shakhtar Donetsk reserves
Metalurh Donetsk (international games)

Shakhtar Stadium is a multi-purpose stadium that is located in the Shcherbakov Central Park, in Donetsk, Ukraine. It is currently used mostly for football matches. Shakhtar Stadium was the prime home ground for Shakhtar Donetsk until 1996.

The stadium holds 31,718 people. Shakhtar Stadium is currently used by FC Shakhtar Donetsk reserves and FC Metalurh Donetsk for the European competition. The stadium was built in 1936 with the most recent reconstruction in 2000.

The stadium is known as assassination place of notorious criminal Akhat Bragin, at October 15, 1995. After that event, the place wasn't functioned several years as stadium, instead, local radio market was established here.

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