Avanhard Stadium (Luhansk)
|Former names||Kliment Voroshilov Stadium|
|Owner||Luhansk Oblast Administration|
|Capacity||22,288  (football)|
|Closed||2014 (due to War in Donbass)|
|Demolished||Late July 2014 (by artillery shelling)|
|FC Zorya Luhansk (1951–2013)|
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.
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- Infos at news.pn
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- Avanhard Stadium at the Our Luhansk football portal.
- Stadium Guide information
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