Selman Stërmasi Stadium

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Selman Stërmasi
Ingaural match of Selman Stërmasi Stadium.jpg
Selman Stërmasi Stadium in its ingaural match
Former names"Dinamo" Stadium
(1956–)
LocationMuhamet Gjollesha Road
Tiranë, Albania
OwnerKF Tirana
OperatorKF Tirana
Capacity9.500 (after installation of new seats)[1]
Record attendance20,000 PartizaniFenerbahçe
(30 September 1961)
SurfaceNatural grass
Construction
Broke ground1955
Opened1956
Renovated1995
2014–2015
Tenants
FK Dinamo Tirana (1956–present)
FK Partizani (1956-present)
KF Tirana (1956-present)

The Selman Stërmasi Stadium (Albanian: Stadiumi Selman Stërmasi) is a multi-purpose stadium in Tirana, Albania. It is currently used mostly for football matches and is the home ground of KF Tirana. The stadium holds 9.500 people (all seated).[2] It is named after Selman Stërmasi, one of KF Tirana's best players of all time. The stadium was also used by Dinamo and Partizani until 2010, however, due to failure to cooperate on the admittance fees, these teams were not allowed to use the stadium any further.

History[edit]

The stadium is located approximately 400 m from the west side of the Lana stream and of former exhibition site "Shqiperia Sot" (now Top-Channel Television headquarters). It was built in 1956 and named Dinamo Stadium until 1991 when it was given its new name. The Football Association of Albania and KF Tirana decided posthumously name the stadium after the eminent KF Tirana player, coach and president, Selman Stërmasi. The stadium has recently ended a long phase of construction, which involved development of the main pitch, central seated area, facilities around the ground and general lineaments. There are still improvements expected to be made, such as side seated areas, an electronic clock and a KF Tirana shopping centre just under the central seated stand. The internal facilities include a press conference room. The main parking area is located at the front of the stadium which leads to the entrance.[3]

Renovation[edit]

In December 2014, work started yet again on Selman Stërmasi Stadium and the Skënder Halili Complex in order to fully renovate these grounds to be used by KF Tirana. The stadium's exterior, interior and playing surface was renovated and 8,150 seats were replaced as part of the renovations taking place.[4][5]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.shekulli.com.al/p.php?id=342653
  2. ^ "World Stadiums - Stadiums in Albania". www.worldstadiums.com.
  3. ^ Selman Stermasi Stadium Archived 2012-03-12 at the Wayback Machine.
  4. ^ "Skender Halili training ground". supersport.al. Archived from the original on 14 February 2015. Retrieved 21 November 2014.
  5. ^ "Stadiumi "Selman Stërmasi", së shpejti me fytyrë të re, por për sezonin e ri". Albanian Sport (in Albanian). 2 May 2015. Retrieved 10 November 2015.

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Coordinates: 41°19′08″N 19°48′40″E / 41.319006°N 19.811196°E / 41.319006; 19.811196