Subotica City Stadium

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Coordinates: 46°04′54.41″N 19°40′37.05″E / 46.0817806°N 19.6769583°E / 46.0817806; 19.6769583

Subotica City Stadium
Spale
Full name Subotica City Stadium
Location Subotica, Serbia
Owner Spartak Subotica
Operator Spartak Subotica
Capacity 13,000
Field size 100m x 60m
Surface Grass
Construction
Built 1935-36
Opened June 6, 1936
Renovated 1972, 1978, 2000, 2012
Tenants
Spartak Subotica

Subotica City Stadium is a multi-purpose stadium in Subotica, Serbia. It is currently used mostly for football matches and is the home ground of FK Spartak Zlatibor Voda from 1945. The stadium holds 13,000 people. There is a football pitch and a registered track for athletics suitable for competitions. One part of the Stadium is covered. There are also two subsidiary football pitches.

History[edit]

The stadium was built in 1936 and named "Stadion Kralja Petra" (also known as "Sokolsko sletište"). It was part of the major architectural project by Dr. Kosta Petrović named Veliki narodni park and meant to serve the city with all necessary structures for sports and entertrainement. The initial capacity of the stadion was between 20 and 25.000 spectators. The stadion was inaugurated on June 6, 1936, for the "Sokolski slet", an event that gathered all the "Soko" associations from the northern region of the Kingdom of Yugoslavia. The further development of the sports complex was interrupted with the beginning of the Second World War and never completed afterwords.[1]

One of the main characteristics of the City stadium in Subotica is its rectangular shape. During the years it has gone through several renovations, in 1972, 1978, and in the 2000s.[2]

The stadium was host at the 1986 UEFA European U-19 Football Championship.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Gradski stadion - Istorija at gradsubotica.co.rs (Serbian)
  2. ^ Rekosntrukcija gradskog stadiona 1978. godine at gradsubotica.co.rs (Serbian)
  3. ^ Stadion nekada, manifestacije i utakmice at gradsubotica.co.rs (Serbian)