Stadion Stari plac

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Stari plac
Stari Plac.jpg
Full name Stadion Stari plac
Location Split, Croatia
Owner Hajduk Split
Operator Hajduk Split
Capacity 20,000
Construction
Opened 1911
Renovated 1951
Tenants
Hajduk Split (1911–1979)

Stari plac (lit. "Old place") or stadion kraj stare plinare (lit. "Stadium near the old gas plant"), and also often referred to as Plinara Stadion, (or mistakenly as Plinada Stadion[1][2]) is a multi-use stadium in Split, Croatia, which used to be primarily used for football. In April 2010 the Croatia national rugby union team played a match at the stadium against Netherlands in the 2008-10 European Nations Cup tournament.[3]

The area the stadium was built on was originally a gasworks and was also used as a military training ground by the army.[4] It was initially used as the home stadium of HNK Hajduk Split,[1] although it was a basic venue in the early years and it was not until 1926 that the first stand was built.[4]

It also hosted a match between Yugoslavia and Netherlands in the UEFA Euro 1972 qualifying tournament.[2]

It was replaced as Hajduk's home ground by the Poljud Stadion in 1979, although it has at times been used by Hajduk for matches since 1979, including a game against CS Grevenmacher in the 1997–98 UEFA Cup.[5] In November 2009 Hajduk fans watched a home game versus Dinamo Zagreb on a big screen in the Stari plac, rather than see the game in the Poljud, in a protest against Hajduk`s board.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Hajduk European Cup results, dates and venues at foot.dk
  2. ^ a b Euro 72 Qualifying results and line-ups at RSSSF
  3. ^ Netherlands V Croatia preview at Rugby International News
  4. ^ a b "Stari plac". Priče sa starog placa (in Croatian). Hajduk.hr. Retrieved 8 February 2011. 
  5. ^ CS Grevenmacher at fussball-lux.lu
  6. ^ Tom Dunmore (1 November 2009). "Hajduk Split Fans Boycott Crucial Derby". pitchinvasion.net. Retrieved 27 August 2010. 

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Coordinates: 43°30′44″N 16°26′06″E / 43.512289°N 16.435053°E / 43.512289; 16.435053