Stadion Albert Flórián
|Full name||Albert Flórián Stadion|
|Owner||Ferencvárosi Torna Club|
|Construction cost||c. 13,5 billion HUF
(€ 40 million)
|Architect||József Schall, Miklós Kapsza (1974-2013)|
|Main contractors||Market Építő Zrt.|
20,000 UEFA Capacity
50 000 (concerts)
|Field dimensions||105 × 68 m (344 × 223 ft)|
|Hungary national football team
Stadion Albert Flórián is a sports stadium in Budapest, Hungary. The stadium is home to the famous association football side Ferencvárosi TC. The stadium has a capacity of 18,100, set to be expanded to 25,000. Formerly known as Üllői úti stadion for its location, it has been renamed for Ballon d'Or winner club legend Flórián Albert in 2007.
The first stadium was started to be built in the autumn of 1910. On 12 February 1911, Ferencváros played their first match against Budapest rival MTK Budapest which was won by the club. The starting line-up consisted of Fritz, Rumbold, Magnlitz, Weinber, Bródy, Payer, Szeitler, Weisz, Koródy, Schlosser, Borbás. The first stadium could host 40,000 spectators.
First reconstruction (1971-74)
In 1971 the stands were demolished and a new stadium was started to be built. The new stadium was inaugurated on the 75th anniversary of the club. On 19 May 1974, the first match was played against the Vasas old boys. The new stadium could host 29,505 spectators (including 10 771 seats and 18 734 standing). In the 1990s the stadium was redesigned to meet the UEFA requirements therefore its capacity was reduced to 18 100.
On 21 December 2007, the stadium was changed from Üllői úti Stadion to Stadion Albert Flórián. Flórián Albert, the former Ferencváros icon, was present at the inauguration ceremony.
Second reconstruction (2013-present)
Sheffield United F.C. chairman Kevin McCabe's Hungarian firm Esplanade Kft have agreed to buy Ferencváros's real estate, including their stadium, for £8.45m. They planned to redevelop the area and upgrade the stadium to meet FIFA and UEFA requirements.
On 26 January 2010, the first plans for the new stadium was revealed. According to this plan, the construction of the stadium was expected to be completed by 2012. The stadium was designed to be able to host 22,000 spectators.
In 2012 the construction of a new stadium came to reality when Gábor Kubatov was elected to be the president of the club.
On 20 March, it was announced that the bid for the selection of the construction company was closed and the winner of the tender is Market építő Zrt. The cost of the construction is 13.5 billion Hungarian Forints. The construction of the new stadium is expected to be completed by the autumn of 2014.
On 24 March 2013, Ferencváros played their last match against CFR Cluj at home. The match finished with a goalless draw. The starting line-up included former Ferencvaros players such as Dragóner, Lipcsei, Balog, Rósa and Lisztes.
First era (1911-1971)
- First match: Ferencváros 2-1 MTK Budapest FC
- First UEFA match: Ferencváros 2-1 Rangers F.C. (UEFA Cup Winners' Cup 1960-61)
- Last UEFA match: Ferencváros 1-1 Liverpool F.C. (Inter-Cities Fairs Cup 1970-71)
Second era (1974-2013)
- First match: Ferencváros 0-1 Vasas SC (old boys)
- First UEFA match: Ferencváros 2-0 Cardiff City F.C. (UEFA Cup Winners' Cup 1974-75)
- Last UEFA match: Ferencváros 2-1 Aalesunds FK (UEFA Europa League 2011-12)
- Last Hungarian League match: Ferencváros 2-1 (Újpest FC (Hungarian League)
- Last official match: Ferencváros 1-0 Egri FC (Ligakupa)
- Last match: Ferencváros 0-0 CFR Cluj
|2.||02/12/1987||UEFA Euro 1988 qualifying||Cyprus||1-0||3.000|
|5.||08/09/1993||1994 FIFA World Cup qualification||Russia||1-3||10.000|
|6.||27/10/1993||1994 FIFA World Cup qualification||Luxembourg||1-0||2.000|
|7.||10/09/1997||1998 FIFA World Cup qualification||Azerbaijan||3-1||10.000|
|8.||29/10/1997||1998 FIFA World Cup qualification||Yugoslavia||1-7||17.000|
|11.||27/03/1999||UEFA Euro 2000 qualifying||Liechtenstein||5-0||10.000|
|13.||08/09/1999||UEFA Euro 2000 qualifying||Azerbaijan||3-0||1.500|
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