Stadion Poljud is a multi-use stadium in the Croatian city of Split. It takes its name from the neighbourhood of Poljud, and is located on the northern side of the Split peninsula. its original name is "Gradski stadion u Poljudu" ("City Stadium in Poljud"). The stadium was built for the 1979 Mediterranean Games and is the home venue of the Hajduk Splitfootball club. Some of the Croatian national football team's games are played at Poljud, which competes with Maksimir stadium for the biggest matches. The stadium has a capacity of 35,000.
Its impressive seashell-like roof structure, spanning 215 meters, has been copied by a large number of world stadiums in the years that followed. There are 19 cabins suspended on the west roof 'shell'. 7 of them are used by TV reporters, while the other are filled by the cameras, central referee station, photo finish, scoreboard and audio control, etc. All of these are interconnected via catwalk, that runs through a structure spanning the entire roof, giving access to the cabins, as well as to the 630 lights, made by Philips, on the roof. The lighting on the stadium has also been the subject of much acclaim.