Ilie Oană Stadium

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For the old stadium, see Ilie Oană Stadium (1937).
Ilie Oană
Ilie Oana Stadium - Official Training - June 2014.png UEFA 4/5 stars
Full name Stadionul Ilie Oană
Location 26 Stadionului Street, Ploiești, Romania
Coordinates 44°56′25″N 26°2′0″E / 44.94028°N 26.03333°E / 44.94028; 26.03333Coordinates: 44°56′25″N 26°2′0″E / 44.94028°N 26.03333°E / 44.94028; 26.03333
Owner Consiliul Local Ploiești
Capacity 15,500[1]
Field size 105 m × 68 m (344 ft × 223 ft)
Surface Grass
Broke ground August 2010
Opened 25 September 2011
Construction cost €17,500,000
Architect Alpine Bau
Petrolul Ploiești (2011–present)
Romania national football team (2015–present)

Stadionul Ilie Oană is an all-seater football stadium in Ploiești, Romania. It is the current home ground of Petrolul Ploiești. It was inaugurated in September 2011 and has a current capacity of 15,500 spectators.[1]

The construction is built on the site of the former Ilie Oană Stadium, which was completed in 1937.

The stadium can host UEFA Europa League semifinals and UEFA Champions League group matches. It is ranked as a UEFA Category 4 stadium.[2]

The stadium is named after Ilie Oană, a famous player and coach. Its nickname is OZN Arena (English: UFO Arena), due to its shape.



  1. ^ a b "Stadium". FC Petrolul Ploiești (in Romanian). 
  2. ^ "Stadionul Ilie Oană din Ploieşti, cotat de UEFA la patru stele". Adevărul (in Romanian). 10 May 2012. 
  3. ^ "Petrolul s-a întors acasă". FC Petrolul Ploiești (in Romanian). 24 September 2011. 

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