Jubilee Stadium

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Jubilee Stadium
Armavir stad 18.07.2014.jpg
The Jubilee Stadium in July 2014, during the FIFA "Live Your Goals" program
Full name Jubilee Stadium
Location Armavir, Armenia
Owner Football Federation of Armenia
Capacity 5,000
Field size 105 x 68 meters
Surface grass
Opened 1980
Tenants
Armavir (1980-2003)
1985 FIFA World Youth Championship

Coordinates: 40°09′53″N 44°02′43″E / 40.16472°N 44.04528°E / 40.16472; 44.04528

Jubilee Stadium (Armenian: Հոբելյանական մարզադաշտ), is a multipurpose stadium in Armavir, Armenia, mostly used for football matches. The current capacity of the stadium is 5,000 spectators. The stadium mainly used by several youth football schools in the Armavir Province.[1] However, the infrastructure of the stadium is outdated, as it had never been renovated since its inauguration.

History[edit]

The Jubilee Stadium was opened in 1980, at the 60th anniversary of the Sovietization of Armenia. At its inauguration, the stadium had 2 separate stands at the east and the west, with a capacity of around 10,000 spectators. It was home to FC Armavir until 2003, when the club was dissolved and retired from professional football.

In 1985, the stadium hosted a single match in the group stage of the FIFA World Youth Championship hosted by the Soviet Union.

Redevelopment[edit]

On 4 February 2016, the ownership of the stadium was transferred to the Football Federation of Armenia by the decision of the government. It is envisaged to upgrade the stadium with an investment of around US $ 1.65 million.[2]

At the beginning of 2017, a large-scale renovation process was launched by the FFA. The eastern stand was entirely removed and replaced with an artificial-turf training pitch. The main stand is currently under reconstruction to become an all-seater one. The playing pitch is being renovated as well. The redevelopment works are expected to be completed by the end of 2017.

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