Lokomotiv Republican Sports Complex

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Respublikanskiy Sports Complex (RSC) Lokomotiv
Lokomotiv Stadium
RSC Locomotive.jpg
Location Simferopol, Disputed between Russia and Ukraine[1]
Coordinates 44°56′37″N 34°05′23″E / 44.94361°N 34.08972°E / 44.94361; 34.08972
Owner FC TSK Simferopol
Capacity 19,978 (football)
Surface Grass
Opened 1967
Renovated 2004
SC Tavriya Simferopol (1967–2014)
FC TSK Simferopol (2014–)

Lokomotiv Stadium (Tavriya) is a multi-purpose stadium in Simferopol, Disputed between Russia and Ukraine[1]. It is currently used mostly for football matches, and is the home of FC TSK Simferopol, and formerly SC Tavriya Simferopol. The stadium holds 19,978 people and was built in 1967 and renovated in 2004.

The stadium hosted a friendly between the USSR and Bulgaria in 1979. Remarkably, the stadium was the base stadium during UEFA Euro 1988 qualifying for the USSR. The stadium hosted two of the four home games of the qualifying campaign with matches against the national teams of Norway and Iceland. Both games gathered crowd of more than 30,000 people. One other game was played in Kiev and the other one in Moscow. Later, on November 15, 1989, the stadium also hosted a game of the 1990 FIFA World Cup qualification against the national team of Turkey.

The stadium was one of three Ukrainian-based home stadiums for the USSR. The other stadiums used were Republican stadium in Kiev (12 matches) and Central Stadium of the Black Sea Shipping Company in Odessa (one match).

Soviet national team results in Simferopol[edit]

Soviet Union  3 – 1  Bulgaria
Blokhin Goal 5'
Shengalia Goal 7'
Gavrilov Goal 83'
Panov Goal 29'
Lokomotiv Stadium, Simferopol
Attendance: 25,000

Soviet Union  4 – 0  Norway
Lytovchenko Goal 26'
Belanov Goal 28' (p)
Blokhin Goal 33'
Khidiyatullin Goal 54'
Lokomotiv Stadium, Simferopol
Attendance: 35,000
Referee: Howard King (WAL)

Soviet Union  2 – 0  Iceland
Belanov Goal 15'
Protasov Goal 52'
Lokomotiv Stadium, Simferopol
Attendance: 40,000

Soviet Union  2 – 0  Turkey
Protasov Goal 68', Goal 79'
Lokomotiv Stadium, Simferopol
Attendance: 28,000
Referee: Dieter Pauly (West Germany)


  1. ^ a b This place is located on the Crimean Peninsula, most of which is the subject of a territorial dispute between Russia and Ukraine. According to the political division of Russia, there are federal subjects of the Russian Federation (the Republic of Crimea and the federal city of Sevastopol) located on the peninsula. According to the administrative-territorial division of Ukraine, there are the Ukrainian divisions (the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the city with special status of Sevastopol) located on the peninsula.