Meteor Stadium

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Meteor Stadium
Meteor Stadium.jpg
Location Dnipro, Ukraine
Coordinates 48°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
Owner State company "Yuzhmash"
Operator FC Dnipro
Capacity 24,381 (football)
120 (for VIP)
1038 (covered)
Record attendance 40,000 (1993, Dnipro-Dynamo)[1]
Field size 105m by 68m
Surface Grass (drainage system, heated)
Construction
Opened 1966
Renovated 2001 (latest)
Tenants
FC Dnipro (1966-2008)
Ukraine (2005)
FC Dnipro-75 Dnipropetrovsk (2008-2010)
FC Dnipro-2 Dnipropetrovsk (2010-2012)
FC Illichivets Mariupol (2014-15)
FC Stal Dniprodzerzhynsk (2015-16)
Website
Official website

Stadium Meteor 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]

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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