The stadium was built in 1971 and during Yugoslav times it served as the home ground of Velež Mostar. During the Bosnian War, between 1992 and 1995, the city of Mostar was effectively split to two parts; western (Croatian) and eastern (Bosniak), divided by the river Neretva. The stadium, which was shelled several times during the war and sustained heavy damage, is located in the western part of the city and since 1992 it serves as the home ground of Zrinjski Mostar which was reformed in the same year, after being banned by the former Yugoslav government shortly after World War II.
Velež Mostar currently plays at the Vrapčići Stadium which was built in 1995, however, they continuously advocate their return to the original stadium, but are being denied for political and security reasons. The stadium's official name since the Bosnian war is Stadion HŠK Zrinjski (English: HSK Zrinjski Stadium), and is registered under the same name with the Football Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina.