Avanhard Stadium (Luhansk)

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Avanhard Stadium
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Former names Kliment Voroshilov Stadium
Location Luhansk, Ukraine
Owner Luhansk Oblast Administration
Capacity 22,288 [1] (football)
Surface Grass
Construction
Opened 1951
Closed 2014 (due to War in Donbass)
Demolished Late 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]

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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