Stadion Šubićevac

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Šubićevac
Full nameStadion Šubićevac
Former namesStadion Rade Končar / Rade Končar Stadium (1948–1990)
LocationŠibenik, Croatia
OwnerCity of Šibenik
OperatorHNK Šibenik
Capacity6,824
Record attendance18,000
Yugoslavia OI. 3–0 Egypt (21 September 1979)
SurfaceGrass
Construction
Built1946–1948
Opened1 May 1948; 71 years ago (1 May 1948)
Expanded1955, 1979
Tenants
HNK Šibenik (1948–present)
Croatia national football team (2003–present)
1979 Mediterranean Games

Stadion Šubićevac is a football stadium based in Šibenik, Croatia. It serves as home stadium for the HNK Šibenik.[1] It is named after the historic Croatian noble house of Šubić. The stadium was in the Communist era known as "Rade Končar Stadium". Last time it was renovated was for the 1979 Mediterranean Games.

The construction of a new stadium began in early 1946, as part of a sports complex which featured a football pitch, athletics track, courts for tennis, basketball and volleyball and concrete stands.[1] The location chosen for the project was an area called Šubićevac, which is where Rade Končar, a notable World War II anti-fascist fighter, was executed by the Italian army along with 25 other members of the resistance.[1] The stadium was hence named Rade Končar Stadium (Croatian: Stadion Rade Končar) in memory of him.

The first phase of the construction went on for two years, and the stadium broke ground on 1 May 1948, when a friendly was played between HNK Šibenik and Hajduk Split.[1] Several football games as a part of the 1979 Mediterranean Games, hosted by nearby Split, were also played on the stadium.

International matches[edit]

Date Competition Teams Score
9 February 2003 Friendly Croatia Croatia vs. North Macedonia Macedonia 2–2
12 October 2014 2015 UEFA European Under-19 Championship qualification Croatia Croatia vs. Turkey Turkey 0–0
11 November 2015 2017 UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualification Croatia Croatia vs. San Marino San Marino 4–0

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Stadion" (in Croatian). HNK Šibenik. Archived from the original on 18 February 2013. Retrieved 5 May 2010.

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 43°44′37″N 15°53′46″E / 43.7435533°N 15.8960581°E / 43.7435533; 15.8960581