Stadion Juliska

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Stadion Juliska
Juliska mainstand in 2013
Location Na Julisce 28/2
Czech Republic
Coordinates 50°06′43″N 14°23′15″E / 50.11194°N 14.38750°E / 50.11194; 14.38750Coordinates: 50°06′43″N 14°23′15″E / 50.11194°N 14.38750°E / 50.11194; 14.38750
Owner Ministry of Defence
Capacity 18,800,[1] of which 8,150 are seated[2]
Field size 105m x 68m
Opened 1960
Renovated 2001, 2011
FK Dukla Prague
Dukla Prague (1960–1997)

Stadion Juliska is a multi-use stadium in Prague-Dejvice, Czech Republic. It is currently used mostly for football matches and is the home ground of FK Dukla Prague.

The stadium is also used for athletics events, including the annual Josef Odložil Memorial.[3] The stadium seats 8,150 people on individual seats.

In 2012 a statue of former Dukla player and European Footballer of the Year 1962 Josef Masopust was unveiled outside the stadium.[4]


The stadium played host to its first Dukla match on 10 July 1960 in the 1960 Mitropa Cup. In front of a crowd of 10,000, Dukla beat visitors Wiener SK 2–1, with goals from Rudolf Kučera and Jiří Sůra.[5]

In 1997, Dukla Prague vacated the stadium after 49 years in Prague.[6] A redevelopment of the stadium was completed in 2001, costing 28 million Czech koruna. This redevelopment, which included the laying of a new all-weather running track, brought the stadium in line with IAAF standards.[7]

League football returned to Juliska on 4 August 2007, as the new FK Dukla Prague hosted SFC Opava in their first home match after reaching the Czech 2. Liga. The home side missed a penalty and lost 2–1.[8] On 29 July 2011, Juliska hosted its first top flight football fixture since 1 June 1994, the opening fixture of the 2011–12 Czech First League between FK Dukla Prague and SK Sigma Olomouc. The match finished 0–0.[9]

Following Dukla's promotion to the Czech First League in June 2011, the Czech Football Association indicated that a condition of the club's acceptance into the league would be that they install under-soil heating and 2,270 new seats, scheduled to be installed between 23 September and 28 October 2011.[10] On 5 October 2011, it emerged that the club's new under-soil heating would not be ready in time for the league match at home to Jablonec on 22 October, which meant switching the fixture to an alternative stadium in Prague.[11]


The ground is served by bus service 131 from Hradčanská metro station to bus stop, Juliska. Tram services 8 and 18 run from Dejvická metro station to tram stop Nádraží Podbaba, near the Hotel International.


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  3. ^ Ramsak, Bob (14 June 2011). "Spotakova improves to 65.77m in Prague". IAAF. Retrieved 14 June 2011. 
  4. ^ "Masopust má u stadionu Dukly na Julisce sochu" (in Czech). 1 June 2012. Retrieved 24 January 2013. 
  5. ^ Pivoda, p. 35.
  6. ^ Bouc, Frantisek (30 July 1997). "First division soccer kicks off". Prague Post. Retrieved 2 October 2011. 
  7. ^ Rys, Pavel (27 November 2001). "Juliska má nyní světové parametry" (in Czech). Retrieved 24 January 2013. 
  8. ^ Pivoda, p. 104.
  9. ^ Novák, Jaromír (29 July 2011). "Dukla - Olomouc 0:0, domácí velkému tlaku po přestávce odolali" (in Czech). Retrieved 29 July 2011. 
  10. ^ Novák, Jaromír (14 June 2011). "Na Žižkově musí položit nový trávník, střížkovský klub hřiště rozšíří". (in Czech). Retrieved 15 June 2011. 
  11. ^ "Juliska dostane vyhřívaný trávník, Dukla přivítá Jablonec jinde". (in Czech). 5 October 2011. Retrieved 9 October 2011. 

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