Stadionul Național (1953)

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Stadionul Național
National Stadium, Bucharest.JPG
Full name Stadionul Național
Former names 23 August
Location Bucharest, Romania
Built 1953
Opened 2 August 1953
Closed 22 November 2007
Demolished 18 December 2007–20 February 2008
Owner Municipality of Bucharest
Operator Romania national football team
Capacity 60,120 (football, rugby)
70,000 (concerts)
Tenants
Romania national football team
FC Steaua București
FC Dinamo București
1981 Summer Universiade
Cupa României Final 2006, 2003, 2002, 2001, 2000, 1999, 1998, 1997, 1996, 1995, 1994, 1993, 1991, 1990, 1988, 1988, 1987, 1986, 1985, 1984, 1983, 1982, 1981, 1980, 1979, 1988, 1976, 1975, 1974, 1973, 1972, 1971, 1970, 1969, 1968, 1967, 1966, 1966, 1964, 1963, 1962, 1959, 1958, 1953

The National Stadium (2 August 1953 - 22 November 2007) was a multi-purpose stadium in Bucharest, Romania. The stadium held 60,120 people.

It was built in 1953, for the 4th World Festival of Youth and Students. According to the book București published in 1968 by Institutul Proiect București, Complexul Sportiv 23 August was designed by the well known architect Vily Juster.

It was first known as Stadionul 23 August, and later on as Stadionul Național (National stadium). The sports complex that included Național Stadium, is named Lia Manoliu after the famous Romanian athlete.

It was used mostly for football matches.

It hosted numerous concerts after the 1989 Revolution, including Michael Jackson's Dangerous World Tour concert on October 1, 1992, as well as the HIStory World Tour concert on September 14, 1996. Some 100,000 people attended the concert, which was also the only one to be broadcast live by the HBO channel; it has since been the highest rated program to air on HBO and had the largest TV audience in history.

In October 2005, it was decided to rebuild the stadium completely; however, initially no funding was found, so some repairs proceeded in lieu of rebuilding. Later, funds became available and the rebuilding is expected to begin in November 2007. The plan calls for completion of a new five-star arena by April 2010. The last football match played was a 6-1 win against Albania on November 21, 2007. After the match, a few seats were removed from the stadium, as a symbolic start of the rebuilding operations. The stadium has subsequently been demolished to make room for a new one.

Attendance[edit]

List of matches of Romania national football team on National Stadium (former 23 August), with more than 80,000 persons.

Date Home team Score Away team Attendance Ref
28 September 1955  Romania 1-0  Belgium 100.000[1][2][3]
(90.000)[4][5]
26 October 1958  Romania 1-2  Hungary 90.000[6][7][8]
(100.000)[9][10]
18 September 1955  Romania 2-3  East Germany 90.000
(100.000)[11]
[12][13][14][15]
6 November 1969  Romania 1-1  Greece 90.000 [16][17][18]
25 October 1953  Romania 0-1  Czechoslovakia 90.000 [19][20][21]
29 mai 1955  Romania 2-2  Poland 80.000 [22][23][24][25]
25 November 1962  Romania 3-1  Spain 80.000 [26][27][28]
30 May 1965  Romania 1-0  Czechoslovakia 80.000 [29][30][31][32]
12 May 1963  Romania 3-2  East Germany 80.000 [33][34]
22 May 1956  Romania 0-2  Czechoslovakia 80.000 [35][36][37][38]
14 May 1972  Romania 2-2  Hungary 80.000 [39][40][41]
16 April 1983  Romania 1-0  Italy 80.000 [42][43][44][45]
1 June 1975  Romania 2-2  Scotland 80.000 [46][47][48]
15 October 1980  Romania 2-1  England 80.000 [49][50][51][52][53]
3 November 1957  Romania 3-0  Greece 80.000 [54][55]
3 November 1957  Romania 1-1  Yugoslavia 80.000 [56][57]
8 November 1959  Romania 1-0  Bulgaria 80.000 [58][59][60]
2 August 1959  Romania 0-0  Soviet Union 80.000 [61][62][63][64]

References[edit]

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  31. ^ http://www.romaniansoccer.ro/national_team/games/1965.shtml
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  39. ^ http://www.frf.ro/echipa-nationala/game/218
  40. ^ http://www.romaniansoccer.ro/national_team/games/1972.shtml
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  48. ^ http://www.romaniansoccer.ro/national_team/games/1975.shtml
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  51. ^ http://englandstats.co.uk/matches.php?mid=548
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Preceded by
Estadio Olímpico Universitario
 Mexico
Universiade
1981
Succeeded by
Commonwealth Stadium
 Canada

Coordinates: 44°26′13″N 26°09′07″E / 44.437°N 26.152°E / 44.437; 26.152