Spartak Stadium (Odessa)
|Former names||10th Anniversary of Komsomol|
|Owner||City of Odessa|
|Field size||105 m × 68 m (115 yd × 74 yd)|
|Football: FC Kharchovyk Odesa|
FC Avtomobilist Odesa
FC Chornomorets Odesa
FC Zhemchuzhyna Odesa Rugby: Kredo-63
It is the home ground of football club Real Pharma Odesa and RC Kredo-63. Was temporary home ground of Chornomorets of the Ukraine Premier League while their home stadium is under reconstruction for Euro 2012.
The stadium was opened in 1928 as a dedication to the 10th anniversary of the Komsomol and was considered the most modern stadium in the city at the time with seating capacity of 10,000 spectators and home to the Odessa city football team.
After World War II Kharchovyk Odessa (predecessor to Chornomorets) played in the stadium for two years (1945–46). In 1950s it was a home to football school. In 1960s here played FC Avtomobilist Odesa that played in lower leagues.
The stadium was in decline and there were attempts in the 1970s to demolish the ground, partially related to construction of the Odesa theatre of Music Comedy. Due to protests of residents the stadium was preserved. In the 1980s a pervasive effort was made to reconstruct the ground. After complete reconstruction, two new stands were built instead original horseshoe-shaped and capacity was reduced to 6,000.
The stadium is also a venue for games involving amateur teams from Odessa and its region.
- Спартак (in Ukrainian). www.ukraine2012.gov.ua. 23 November 2010. Retrieved 2011-03-20.
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