JSC ZAZ Stadium

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JSC ZAZ Stadium
Stadion Avto ZAZ
Zaporizhia ZAZ Stadium 2.jpg
Location Zaporizhia, Ukraine
Coordinates 47°48′4.54″N 35°11′35.98″E / 47.8012611°N 35.1933278°E / 47.8012611; 35.1933278
Owner ZAZ, Zaporizhia
Capacity 15,000 (football)
Field size ?
Surface Grass
FC Torpedo Zaporizhia (1982-2001)
FC Metalurh Zaporizhia (2001-2006)

JSC ZAZ Stadium is a multi-use stadium in Zaporizhia, Ukraine that belongs to the Zaporizhia Car-production Plant (ZAZ). The stadium's capacity is 15,000 people.

Originally the stadium was a home to the factory team FC Torpedo Zaporizhia that existed in 1982-2002.

In 2001-2006 the stadium was the home of FC Metalurh Zaporizhia as the Ukrainian Top League suspended Metaurh's home stadium in 2001 due to safety concerns. In July 2006, the team returned to its renovated Slavutych Arena.

Here on 7 May 2002 during the Ukrainian Top League game Metalurh - Dynamo, Valeriy Lobanovsky received a heart attack, after which five days later he died in one of the Zaporizhia city clinics.