Stadionul Ion Oblemenco

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Stadionul Ion Oblemenco
New Stadionul Ion Oblemenco.jpg
Address Blvd. Știrbei Vodă, nr. 36
Location Craiova, Romania
Coordinates 44°18′50″N 23°47′03″E / 44.31389°N 23.78417°E / 44.31389; 23.78417
Owner Municipality of Craiova
Operator Universitatea Craiova
Capacity 30,983[1]
Field size 105m x 68m
Surface Grass
Construction
Broke ground 7 September 2015
Built 2015–2017
Opened 10 November 2017
Construction cost €52,000,000[2][3]
Architect Dico și Țigănaș
Tenants
Universitatea Craiova (2017–present)

Stadionul Ion Oblemeco is a multi-purpose stadium in Craiova, Romania. Inaugurated in 2017, it is used mainly for football matches and is an all-seater with a capacity of 30,983.

The stadium ranked fourth on the Stadium DB list for Stadium of the Year 2017 surpassing expectations, ranking better than Wanda Metropolitano or Zenit Stadium.[4][5] Stadionul Ion Oblemenco was selected to be a finalist in the Jury Award Competition on 26 February 2018, after a group of architects winnowed a list of 27 candidates to 10 finalists.[6] The publication generally agreed that the outcome was satisfying and the stadium with a budget that stayed within €51 million sounded like a decent investment.[7]

History[edit]

The stadium construction started in 2015 after the old Ion Oblemenco Stadium was demolished.[8] On 26 April 2017, new images with the stadium were posted and the construction was in its last phases, already fitting a part of the seats.[9]

The inaugural match was held on 10 November 2017, with a friendly between Universitatea Craiova and Slavia Prague in front of 30,000 fans, the match ended 0–4 for Slavia Prague.[10][11]

The first official game took place on 18 November 2017, when Universitatea Craiova faced Juventus București in Liga I Betano. 17,854 fans attended.[12]

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