Stadion Gradski vrt

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Gradski vrt
(City Garden)
Gradski vrt stadium, Osijek.JPG
Full name Stadion Gradski vrt
Location Osijek, Croatia
Coordinates 45°32′42″N 18°41′45″E / 45.54500°N 18.69583°E / 45.54500; 18.69583Coordinates: 45°32′42″N 18°41′45″E / 45.54500°N 18.69583°E / 45.54500; 18.69583
Opened 1980
Renovated 2005, 2010
Owner City of Osijek
Operator Športski objekti d.d.
Surface Grass
Capacity 22,050
Field size 106x69 m
Tenants
NK Osijek (1980–present)

Gradski vrt (City Garden) is a multi-use stadium in the Croatian city of Osijek. It is home to two Croatian football clubs, NK Osijek and Fortuna VNO Osijek.

It has a capacity of 22,050 (19,350 for seating and 2,700 for standing).

History[edit]

The construction started in 1949, but works were stopped several times.

In 1980, the unfinished stadium was opened.

In 1982, the record of stadium attendance was broken, on the football match between NK Osijek and Dinamo Zagreb. At that match, there were 40,000 attendants. The result was 2–2.

In 1998 seats and reflectors were installed.

In 2005, the stadium was renovated. Under the west stand VIP rooms were set and the lodge rearranged (1,000 new seats). Athletic track was reconstructed, repainted from red to blue. After this renovation, the stadium has fulfilled [[UEFA]'s] stadium criteria. In the same year, the stadium was a part of Croatia and Hungary's failed bid for the 2012 European Football Championship. At that time a project of a new stadium with a larger capacity was presented.

In 2010, the stadium was again repaired: a lawn is edited, fences were overpainted and the seats were numbered. The reason was a friendly match between Croatia and Wales, which was held on 23 May that year.

International fixtures[edit]

Date Competition Opponent Score Att. Ref
Croatia (1990–present)
10 April 1996 Friendly  Hungary 4–1 15,000 [1]
22 April 1998 Friendly  Poland 4–1 20,000 [2]
24 March 2001 2002 FIFA World Cup qualification  Latvia 4–1 13,345 [3]
7 September 2002 UEFA Euro 2004 qualifying  Estonia 0–0 10,000 [4]
28 May 2006 Friendly  Iran 2–2 20,000 [5]
23 May 2010 Friendly  Wales 2–0 15,000 [6]
16 October 2012 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification  Wales 2–0 18,000 [7]
31 May 2014 Friendly  Mali 2-1
13 October 2014 UEFA Euro 2016 qualifying  Azerbaijan

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