|Former names||Arena Petrol|
|Location||Lower Hudinja |
|Record attendance||10,055 (Slovenia–Norway, 3 September 2005)|
|Field size||105 × 68 metres|
|Built||2003, completed in 2008|
|Opened||9 September 2003|
|Construction cost||€16,5 million|
|Architect||Bojan Purg, Dragan Stevovič, Reichenberg architects|
|General contractor||CM Celje|
Slovenia national football team
At the time of its opening, Arena Petrol was the most modern football stadium in the country. It took its name from its principal sponsor, the Slovenian oil company Petrol. The stadium opened on 9 September 2003 with its single stand giving it a capacity of 3,600. During the next years three additional stands were built until the stadium was completed in 2008 with the capacity of 13,059 seats; 7,000 of which are covered. The pitch in the stadium is 105 metres long and 68 metres wide and covered with natural grass. The stadium also features a pitch heating system and floodlighting.
In 2004, the stadium replaced the Bežigrad Stadium as the venue for all competitive home matches of the Slovenian national football team. In 2003 it replaced the former stadium of Celje, Skalna Klet, which now serves as a training facility for members of the first team.
- Main stand (3,600 seats)
- West stand (4,850 seats)
- North stand (3,000 seats)
- South stand (1,500 seats)
National team matches
|31 March 2004||Friendly||Latvia||0–1||2,300|
|4 September 2004||2006 FIFA World Cup Q||Moldova||3–0||4,000|
|9 October 2004||2006 FIFA World Cup Q||Italy||1–0||9,250|
|9 February 2005||Friendly||Czech Republic||0–3||4,000|
|26 March 2005||Friendly||Germany||0–1||9,200|
|30 March 2005||2006 FIFA World Cup Q||Belarus||1–1||8,000|
|3 September 2005||2006 FIFA World Cup Q||Norway||2–3||10,055|
|12 October 2005||2006 FIFA World Cup Q||Scotland||0–3||9,000|
|31 May 2006||Friendly||Trinidad and Tobago||3–1||2,500|
|15 August 2006||Friendly||Israel||1–1||3,000|
|7 October 2006||UEFA Euro 2008 Q||Luxembourg||2–0||3,000|
|28 March 2007||UEFA Euro 2008 Q||Netherlands||0–1||9,520|
|2 June 2007||UEFA Euro 2008 Q||Romania||1–2||8,000|
|12 September 2007||UEFA Euro 2008 Q||Belarus||1–0||4,000|
|13 October 2007||UEFA Euro 2008 Q||Albania||0–0||4,000|
|21 November 2007||UEFA Euro 2008 Q||Bulgaria||0–2||3,600|
|19 November 2013||Friendly||Canada||1–0||2,500|
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