Lokomotiv Stadium (Plovdiv)

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Lokomotiv Stadium
Lauta
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Full name Lokomotiv Stadium
Location Plovdiv, Bulgaria
Coordinates 42°8′2″N 24°46′18″E / 42.13389°N 24.77167°E / 42.13389; 24.77167
Owner PFC Lokomotiv Plovdiv
Operator PFC Lokomotiv Plovdiv
Capacity 11,800
Field size 105.3 m × 71.4 m
Surface Grass
Construction
Broke ground 1980
Built 1980–1982
Opened 1982
Renovated 2010, 2013, 2016
Architect Zdravko Vasilkov
Tenants
PFC Lokomotiv Plovdiv (1982–present)

Lokomotiv Stadium (Bulgarian: Стадион „Локомотив“, "Лаута") (also nicknamed Lauta, after the name of the park in which the stadium is situated) is a multi-purpose stadium, located in southeastern Plovdiv, Bulgaria. It is currently used for football matches and is the home ground of PFC Lokomotiv Plovdiv. The stadium was officially opened in 1982 and is a part of a sports complex, which includes an indoor sports hall and a tennis court. The stadium initially held a capacity of 24,000 people, but in 2004 when the team became champions of Bulgaria, after the end of the season part of the stands collapsed,[1] and the capacity was reduced to 11,800 people.

In 2013, electric floodlights were introduced to the stadium.

Location[edit]

Lokomotiv stadium is located in Trakia district, on the periphery of the large urban center of Plovdiv. Near the stadium is Lauta park, one of the largest green areas in Plovdiv.

Transport[edit]

Public Transport[edit]

Plovdiv Bus routes near by:

Station Num Name Route
234 Lokomotiv Stadium 18, 24, 29, 44, 9
219 Tchaika Pharma 18, 24, 29, 44, 9
1011 Trakia RC(А-12) 21, 25, 29, 66

Automobile[edit]

The stadium has onsite parking for 100 cars. The main road access to the stadium is via Lev Tolstoy str.

Bicycle[edit]

The cycling infrastructure of Plovdiv offers easy access to Lokomotiv stadium. Bike lanes near by:

  • Sankt Peterburg blvd. (North)
  • Mendeleev blvd. (West)
  • Osvobozhdenie blvd. (South)
  • Dimitar Rizov str. (East) (under construction)

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