Stadion Juliska

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Stadion Juliska
Juliska
Juliska during a match, Aug 2011
Location Na Julisce 28/2
Prague
Czech Republic
Coordinates 50°06′43″N 14°23′15″E / 50.11194°N 14.38750°E / 50.11194; 14.38750Coordinates: 50°06′43″N 14°23′15″E / 50.11194°N 14.38750°E / 50.11194; 14.38750
Owner Ministry of Defence
Capacity 28,500 (8,150 seated)
Field size 105m x 68m
Construction
Opened 1960
Renovated 2001
Tenants
FK Dukla Prague
Dukla Prague (1960–1997)
Main stand of the stadium before reconstruction in 2011

Stadion Juliska is a multi-use stadium in Prague-Dejvice, Czech Republic. It is currently used mostly for football matches and is the home ground of FK Dukla Prague.

The stadium is also used for athletics events, including the annual Josef Odložil Memorial.[1] The stadium seats 8,150 people on individual seats.

In 2012 a statue of former Dukla player and European Footballer of the Year 1962 Josef Masopust was unveiled outside the stadium.[2]

History[edit]

The stadium played host to its first Dukla match on 10 July 1960 in the 1960 Mitropa Cup. In front of a crowd of 10,000, Dukla beat visitors Wiener SK 2–1, with goals from Rudolf Kučera and Jiří Sůra.[3]

In 1997, Dukla Prague vacated the stadium after 49 years in Prague.[4] A redevelopment of the stadium was completed in 2001, costing 28 million Czech koruna. This redevelopment, which included the laying of a new all-weather running track, brought the stadium in line with IAAF standards.[5]

On 29 July 2011, Juliska hosted its first top flight football fixture since 1 June 1994, the opening fixture of the 2011–12 Gambrinus liga between FK Dukla Prague and SK Sigma Olomouc. The match finished 0–0.[6]

Following Dukla's promotion to the Gambrinus liga in June 2011, the Czech Football Association indicated that a condition of the club's acceptance into the league would be that they install under-soil heating and 2,270 new seats, scheduled to be installed between 23 September and 28 October 2011.[7] On 5 October 2011, it emerged that the club's new under-soil heating would not be ready in time for the Gambrinus liga match at home to Jablonec on 22 October, which meant switching the fixture to an alternative stadium in Prague.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ramsak, Bob (14 June 2011). "Spotakova improves to 65.77m in Prague". IAAF. Retrieved 14 June 2011. 
  2. ^ "Masopust má u stadionu Dukly na Julisce sochu" (in Czech). lidovky.cz. 1 June 2012. Retrieved 24 January 2013. 
  3. ^ Pivoda, Aleš (2013). Legenda se vrátila (in Czech). p. 35. ISBN 978-80-86783-65-9. 
  4. ^ Bouc, Frantisek (30 July 1997). "First division soccer kicks off". Prague Post. Retrieved 2 October 2011. 
  5. ^ Rys, Pavel (27 November 2001). "Juliska má nyní světové parametry" (in Czech). idnes.cz. Retrieved 24 January 2013. 
  6. ^ Novák, Jaromír (29 July 2011). "Dukla - Olomouc 0:0, domácí velkému tlaku po přestávce odolali" (in Czech). idnes.cz. Retrieved 29 July 2011. 
  7. ^ Novák, Jaromír (14 June 2011). "Na Žižkově musí položit nový trávník, střížkovský klub hřiště rozšíří". idnes.cz (in Czech). Retrieved 15 June 2011. 
  8. ^ "Juliska dostane vyhřívaný trávník, Dukla přivítá Jablonec jinde". idnes.cz (in Czech). 5 October 2011. Retrieved 9 October 2011. 

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