Meteor Stadium

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Meteor Stadium
Meteor Stadium.jpg
LocationDnipro, Ukraine
Coordinates48°26′08″N 35°0′20″E / 48.43556°N 35.00556°E / 48.43556; 35.00556Coordinates: 48°26′08″N 35°0′20″E / 48.43556°N 35.00556°E / 48.43556; 35.00556
OwnerState company "Yuzhmash"
OperatorFC Dnipro
Capacity24,381 (football)
120 (for VIP)
1038 (covered)
Record attendance40,000 (1993, Dnipro-Dynamo)[1]
Field size105m by 68m
SurfaceGrass (drainage system, heated)
Construction
Opened1966
Renovated2001 (latest)
Tenants
FC Dnipro (1966–2008)
Ukraine (2005)
FC Dnipro-75 Dnipropetrovsk (2008–2010)
FC Dnipro-2 Dnipropetrovsk (2010–2012)
FC Illichivets Mariupol (2014–2015)
FC Stal Dniprodzerzhynsk (2015–2017)
Website
Official website

Meteor Stadium is a multi-purpose stadium in Dnipro, Ukraine. It is part of the Sports Complex Meteor and is a home of the Olympic and Paralympic teams of Ukraine with status national.

Overview[edit]

It is used for various Olympic sports and football matches, and for quite some time was the home of FC Dnipro. The stadium can hold 24,381 people. It has lighting 1,200 lux.

The main city club FC Dnipro relocated to Dnipro Stadium (which was built in place of the old Metalurh Stadium) after a long spell at the Meteor in 1966-2008.

The stadium also has athletics tracks, a badminton hall with four courts, a wrestling hall, three tennis courts and two weightlifting rooms.

History[edit]

The first football match was played on August 30, 1966 against Shinnik Yaroslavl which Dnipro won 3:1.[2]

On October 15, 1981 a major tragedy took place after a game of the 1981 Soviet Top League between Dnipro and Spartak Moscow, after which 11 people died during a mass exit from the stadium.[3]

Games of the Ukraine national football team[edit]

Date Type Host Score Guest Goals Attendance
8 October 2005 FIFA World Cup Qual
UEFA Group 2
 Ukraine 2 – 2  Albania Andriy Shevchenko Goal 45'
Erjon Bogdani Goal 75'
Erjon Bogdani Goal 83'
Ruslan Rotan Goal 86'
24,000

References[edit]

  1. ^ 1993 match report Dnipro - Dynamo. FFU website.
  2. ^ History section. Dnipro official website.
  3. ^ Moskalenko, Dmytro. Mystery of Meteor. football.ua. October 25, 2011.

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