Stadionul Dr. Constantin Rădulescu

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Coordinates: 46°46′46.84″N 23°34′38.09″E / 46.7796778°N 23.5772472°E / 46.7796778; 23.5772472

Stadionul Dr. Constantin Rădulescu
Gruia
Stadionul Dr. Constantin Rădulescu
Location Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Owner CFR Cluj
Operator CFR Cluj
Capacity 23,500[1]
Surface Grass
Construction
Opened 1973
Renovated 2008
Construction cost 30 million (renovated)
Architect Dico si Tiganas
Tenants
CFR Cluj (1973–present)

Dr. Constantin Rădulescu Stadium, informally also known as CFR Cluj Stadium, is a football-only stadium in the Gruia district, Cluj-Napoca, Romania and is home ground of CFR Cluj. The stadium is named after Constantin Rădulescu, a former player, coach and doctor.

History[edit]

The stadium was originally built in 1973. Before 2004 it had a capacity of about 10,000 seats, hosting the home games of CFR Cluj, mostly in the second and third divisions of the Romanian league.

As CFR Cluj qualified for the Champions League group stage in 2008, the stadium was renovated and expanded to qualify as a 3-star UEFA stadium. The expansion was designed by Dico si Tiganas, built by Transilvania Construction, and completed in September 2008, increasing the capacity to 23,500 seats. Today, Dr. Constantin Rădulescu stadium has the same UEFA rating (***) as Stadionul Steaua, Stadionul Ceahlăul and Stadionul Dan Păltinișanu.

There are plans for further expansions. A fourth stand of about 2,000 places is planned to be built on the north end of the stadium, and thus closing the arena.

The stadium was inaugurated with an international game between CFR Cluj and the national team of Cuba, a game that CFR Cluj won with 3–1.

On 6 September 2008, Romania played Lithuania in a 2010 FIFA World Cup qualifier. It was the first game of the Romanian national team in Cluj-Napoca after 85 years.

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