Avanhard Stadium (Luhansk)

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Avanhard Stadium
Avanhard Luhansk2.JPG
Former namesKliment Voroshilov Stadium
LocationLuhansk, Ukraine
OwnerLuhansk Oblast Administration
Capacity22,288 [1] (football)
SurfaceGrass
Construction
Opened1951
Closed2014 (due to War in Donbass)
DemolishedLate July 2014 (by artillery shelling)
Tenants
FC Zorya Luhansk (1951–2013)

Avanhard Stadium is a multi-purpose stadium in Luhansk, Ukraine. The stadium held 22,288 people.

History[edit]

The stadium was built in 1951 as the Kliment Voroshilov Stadium. In 1957 the stadium's capacity was 7,447. It was not until 1961 when it was renamed into Avanhard (Avangard) Stadium. In 1967 the Avanhard Stadium could hold 40,000 spectators. In 1974 there were installed running tracks. In 1986 due to modernization, the stadium's capacity was reduced to 32,243. In 2002 the stadium ownership has changed when it was transferred from Luhanskteplovoz to the Luhansk Oblast Administration. In 2003 there were conducted major renovations to the stadium's facilities, because of that its capacity was reduced to 22,288. In 2011 there was replaced the turf, installed drainage and heat systems.

Late July 2014 the stadium was damaged by a mortar attack during the 2014 insurgency in Donbass.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Attendance figures for the 17th season of Ukrainian Premier League". UA Football. Retrieved August 3, 2007.
  2. ^ Infos at news.pn

External links[edit]

Media related to Avanhard Stadium (Luhansk) at Wikimedia Commons

Coordinates: 48°33′34″N 39°19′16″E / 48.55944°N 39.32111°E / 48.55944; 39.32111