Štadión Antona Malatinského

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Štadión Antona Malatinského
City Arena Trnava
Full name City Arena – Štadión Antona Malatinského
Location Trnava, Slovakia
Coordinates 48°22′24″N 17°35′30″E / 48.37333°N 17.59167°E / 48.37333; 17.59167Coordinates: 48°22′24″N 17°35′30″E / 48.37333°N 17.59167°E / 48.37333; 17.59167
Owner City of Trnava
Operator Spartak Trnava
Executive suites 20
Capacity 19,200
Record attendance 28,116 (Spartak vs Újpest, 6 Mar 1974)
Field size 105 × 68 m
Surface Hybrid grass
Construction
Opened 1921[1]
Renovated 2013–15
Construction cost €28 million
Architect Pavol Adamec
Tenants
Spartak Trnava (1923–present)
Slovakia national football team (1996–present)
2000 UEFA U21 Championship

Štadión Antona Malatinského is a football stadium in Trnava, Slovakia.

It is used for football matches of local football club Spartak Trnava. It has been named after former footballer and manager Anton Malatinský since 1998.[2]

2013–2015 reconstruction[edit]

Stadium recently underwent a complex reconstruction. The project consisted not only of complete reconstruction of the stadium, but also building the adjacent shopping mall named City Arena. The whole construction cost of the project is €79 million, out of which €28 million is the cost of stadium reconstruction. Slovak government provided €13 million of the cost.

Spartak Trnava officially announced the intention on 25 November 2011, and after that preparation works began immediately. Three out of four stands (including old floodlight) were completely demolished between April and August 2013. Construction permit was granted in August 2013 and cornerstone of the stadium was placed in September 2013. Spartak Trnava continued playing at the stadium even during the reconstruction, with only West stand in service. In May 2015, the last of the four stands was demolished and subsequently rebuilt.

Opening ceremony of the new stadium took place on 22 August 2015. In the opening match, Spartak Trnava lost to Brazilian club Atlético Paranaense 0–2.

Milestone matches (after reconctruction)[edit]

Match Home Result Opponent Date Competition Attendance
First match Slovakia Spartak Trnava 0–2 Brazil Atlético Paranaense 22 August 2015 Friendly match 16,000
First Slovak League match Slovakia Spartak Trnava 2–0 Slovakia MŠK Žilina 30 August 2015 2015–16 13,340
First Slovak Cup match Slovakia Slovan Bratislava 1–3 Slovakia Trenčín 29 April 2016 Final 2015–16 8,574
First Europa League match Slovakia Spartak Trnava 3-0 Malta Hibernians F.C. 30 June 2016 2016-17 0
First international match Slovakia Slovakia 3–2 Switzerland Switzerland 13 November 2015 Friendly match 17,582

International matches[edit]

Štadión Antona Malatinského stadium has hosted nine friendly and six competitive matches of the Slovakia national football team.

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