Obolon Arena

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Obolon Arena
Стадіон Оболонь.jpg
Former names Obolon Stadium (2001–11)
Location Kiev, Ukraine
Coordinates 50°31′37.40″N 30°30′27.00″E / 50.5270556°N 30.5075000°E / 50.5270556; 30.5075000
Capacity 5,100[1][2]
Field size 104 m × 68 m (114 yd × 74 yd)
Surface Grass
Construction
Broke ground 2001
Opened 2002
Expanded 2004
Tenants
FC Obolon-Brovar Kyiv
FC Stal Kamianske
Ukraine U-21

Obolon Arena is a football stadium in the city of Kiev, Ukraine. It is the home ground of football club Obolon Brovar (previously Obolon).[3] The stadium was used by teams of the top national league since 2002.

The stadium has been actively used by the Ukraine national under-21 football team as well. Along with Bannikov training complex, it is one of the main alternative stadiums of the team.

History[edit]

The stadium was opened in October 2002 with a Ukraine Premier League game which saw FC Obolon Kyiv play against Kryvbas.

In late 2006 construction began on the northern stand and the work was completed in the summer of 2008. This stand added 3,000 additional seats.[2]

The record attendance for a match at the ground is 5,300, set on April 3, 2010 in the match between Obolon and Shakhtar Donetsk.[4]

After the main player of the stadium FC Obolon Kyiv dissolved itself in February 2013[5] the stadium became the playing-ground of the (new) club Obolon Brovar.[3][6]

Other users of the stadium[edit]

The stadium was the home ground of FC Obolon Kyiv (this club dissolved itself in February 2013[5]); but was also temporarily used by FC Arsenal Kyiv (2008).

The Ukraine under-21 team hosted an international game against Holland on 10 October 2008.

The ground was used as a training facility for Euro 2012.

The stadium served as home ground of FC Stal Kamianske for the 2017-18 Ukrainian Premier League returning UPL games to the stadium since relegation of Obolon in 2012.

Location[edit]

The stadium is located in the northern fringes of the city. The closest to the stadium Kiev Metro railway station is Heroiv Dnipra which requires some 10-15 minutes of "hike" to the stadium.

The stadium is located between two of the city's high schools (245 and 170).

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