Stadion Gradski vrt
|Full name||Stadion Gradski vrt|
|Owner||City of Osijek|
|Operator||Športski objekti d.d.|
|Field size||106x69 m|
NK Osijek (1980–present)Croatian national football team (1996-present)
It has a capacity of 22,050 (19,350 for seating and 2,700 for standing).
Construction started in 1949, but works were stopped several times. The first match played on the ground of Gradski Vrt was played between NK Osijek and FK Sloboda Tuzla on 7 September 1958. In 1980, the stadium was officially opened.
In 1998 seats and reflectors were installed. In 2005, the stadium was renovated. Under the west stand, VIP rooms were set and the lodge was rearranged, adding 1,000 new seats. The athletics track was reconstructed, repainted from red to blue. After this renovation, the stadium has fulfilled UEFA's stadium criteria. In the same year, the stadium was a part of Croatia and Hungary's failed bid for the 2012 European Football Championship. At that time a project of a new stadium with a larger capacity was presented.
In 2010, the stadium was again repaired: the pitch was relaid, fences were painted and the seats were numbered. The reason was a friendly match between Croatia and Wales, which was held on 23 May that year.
In May 2016, the stadium will be hosting the Croatian Cup final.
|10 April 1996||Friendly||Hungary||4–1||15,000|||
|22 April 1998||Friendly||Poland||4–1||20,000|||
|24 March 2001||2002 FIFA World Cup qualification||Latvia||4–1||13,345|||
|7 September 2002||UEFA Euro 2004 qualification||Estonia||0–0||10,000|||
|28 May 2006||Friendly||Iran||2–2||20,000|||
|23 May 2010||Friendly||Wales||2–0||15,000|||
|16 October 2012||2014 FIFA World Cup qualification||Wales||2–0||18,000|||
|31 May 2014||Friendly||Mali||3-1||15,700|||
|13 October 2014||UEFA Euro 2016 qualification||Azerbaijan||6-0||16,020|||
|23 March 2016||Friendly||Israel||2-0||15,000|||
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