Lazur Stadium

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Lazur Stadium
UEFA Category 3 stadium
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Former names Neftochimic Stadium
Naftex Stadium
Location Burgas, Bulgaria
Coordinates 42°30′45″N 27°28′13″E / 42.51250°N 27.47028°E / 42.51250; 27.47028
Owner Petrol Holding AD
Operator Neftochimic 1962 Burgas
Capacity 18,037
Surface Grass
Construction
Opened 1967
Renovated 1997
2009
2010
Tenants
Naftex Burgas (1967-2009)
Bulgaria national football team (1997-present)
Pomorie (2005-2006)
Chernomorets Burgas (2006-2015)
Neftochimic 1986 Burgas (2012-2013)
Neftochimic 1962 Burgas (2015-present)

The Lazur Stadium (Bulgarian: Стадион „Лазур") is a multi-purpose stadium in Burgas, Bulgaria. It is currently used for football matches and is the home ground of Neftochimic 1962 Burgas. The stadium holds 18,037 people and carries a 3-star rating by UEFA. It was opened in 1967 and was renovated between 1990 and 1997. Officially opened after renovation at 13 April 1997 with the match Neftochimik - Levski Sofia 4:1. Until 2002 the stadium was named "Neftochimic" and later "Naftex".

The stadium was used by PFC Chernomorets Burgas between 2006 and 2015, even though they had plans to move to a new stadium in the future. It was used also in some European matches of Litex Lovech (for the UEFA Champions League match against FC Spartak Moscow), PFC Lokomotiv Plovdiv (for UEFA Champions League match against Club Brugge and for UEFA Cup matches against OFK Beograd and Bolton Wanderers F.C.) and PFC Cherno More Varna (for UEFA Intertoto match against UC Sampdoria and for the UEFA Europa League matches against Iskra-Stal and PSV Eindhoven).

  • During several renovations of the Vasil Levski National Stadium the Bulgaria national football team has played some of their home matches at "Lazur".
  • In the summer of 2009, the stadium underwent some serious upgrades, which included replacing the yellow-green seats with blue ones, as well as increasing the roof covers of the stadium to 10 meters.
  • During the summer of 2015 the stadium was one of 4 venues hosting the 2015 UEFA European Under-17 Championship. It hosted 11 games in total, including the final, which had an official attendance of 14,680.

National team matches[edit]

Date Competition Opponent Score Att. Ref
Bulgaria (1997–present)
8 June 1997 1998 FIFA World Cup qualifying  Luxembourg 4–0 19,000 [1]
6 September 1998 UEFA Euro 2000 qualifying  Poland 0-3 15,000 [2]
14 October 1998 UEFA Euro 2000 qualifying  Sweden 0-1 12,000 [3]
22 August 2007 Friendly  Wales 0-1 15,000 [4]

Bulgarian Cup & Supercup finals[edit]

Season Winner Score Runner-up Date Att.
Bulgarian Cup (2012–present)
2011–12 Ludogorets Razgrad 2–1 Lokomotiv Plovdiv 19 May 2012 13,103
2013–14 Ludogorets Razgrad 1–0 Botev Plovdiv 15 May 2014 13,250
2014–15 Cherno More Varna 2–1 (aet) Levski Sofia 30 May 2015 13,910
Bulgarian Supercup (2004–present)
2004 Lokomotiv Plovdiv 1-0 Litex Lovech 31 July 2004 4,500
2011 CSKA Sofia 3-1 Litex Lovech 30 July 2011 12,620
2012 Ludogorets Razgrad 3-1 Lokomotiv Plovdiv 11 July 2012 12,000
2014 Ludogorets Razgrad 3-1 Litex Lovech 13 August 2014 5,500
2015 Cherno More Varna 1-0 Ludogorets Razgrad 12 August 2015 3,200

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