Stadion Rujevica

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Stadion HNK Rijeka
Rujevica stadium, Rijeka, Croatia.jpg
LocationRijeka, Croatia
Coordinates45°20′48″N 14°24′15″E / 45.34667°N 14.40417°E / 45.34667; 14.40417Coordinates: 45°20′48″N 14°24′15″E / 45.34667°N 14.40417°E / 45.34667; 14.40417
OwnerHNK Rijeka
OperatorHNK Rijeka
Capacity8,279[1]
Record attendance8,118 (Rijeka v Red Bull Salzburg, 2 August 2017)[2]
Field size105 × 68 metres
SurfaceMixto Hybrid Grass
ScoreboardLED 80m²
Construction
Broke ground15 September 2014
Opened2 August 2015
ExpandedJuly 2017
Construction cost24 million
Tenants
HNK Rijeka (2015–)
Croatia national football team (2016–)
Website
http://www.nk-rijeka.hr/hnk-rijeka/kamp/

Stadion Rujevica (official name: Stadion HNK Rijeka, English: "HNK Rijeka Stadium") is a stadium in the city of Rijeka.[3][4] The stadium is commonly referred to as Rujevica after its location. From August 2015, the stadium is a temporary home ground for HNK Rijeka during construction of the new Stadion Kantrida. The stadium is part of the training camp used by the club's youth academy, which includes four additional fields. Once the new Kantrida is built, the stadium will be used as the club's training ground.[5]

Construction[edit]

The construction of the training centre commenced on 15 September 2014 and was financed by the owners of HNK Rijeka.[6] On 28 July 2015, the stadium was issued a licence from the Croatian football authorities.[7] It was officially opened on 2 August 2015 with HNK Rijeka's 3–1 win against NK Lokomotiva. Marin Leovac scored the first goal.[8]

Expansion[edit]

In January and November 2016, HNK Rijeka Chairman Damir Mišković hinted that the northern stand may be built in order to comply with UEFA stadium categories requirement for the group stages of the UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League to have a stadium with the minimum capacity of 8,000.[9][10] The construction of the northern stand broke ground on 11 May 2017.[11] The construction was completed on 21 July 2017, increasing the total capacity of the stadium from 6,039 to 8,279.[12]

Capacity per sector[edit]

Four sectors contribute to the total seating capacity of 8,279:

  • Sector I (east): 2,852
  • Sector Z (west): 2,775 (including VIP sector)
  • Sector S (north): 2,240
  • Sector J (south): 412 (away supporters' sector)

League attendance[edit]

This is a list of HNK Rijeka’s league attendance at Rujevica by season.[13]

Season Total High Low Average
2015–16 71,682 5,776 2,522 4,217
2016–17 85,628 6,004 3,022 4,757
2017–18 87,301 7,258 3,022 4,850
2018–19 81,463 7,122 2,846 4,526

International matches[edit]

Date Competition Opponent Score Att. Ref
Croatia national football team
4 June 2016 Friendly  San Marino 10–0 3,911 [14]
6 October 2017 FIFA World Cup qualification  Finland 1–1 7,578 [15]
12 October 2018 UEFA Nations League  England 0–0 0[a] [16]
15 October 2018 Friendly  Jordan 2–1 4,820 [17]
16 November 2019 UEFA Euro qualification  Slovakia

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Stadion HNK Rijeka". Soccerway. Retrieved 11 August 2017.
  2. ^ "Rijeka remizirala protiv Salzburga i stigla na korak do Lige prvaka!" (in Croatian). HNK Rijeka. Retrieved 3 August 2017.
  3. ^ "Rijekaprojekt-energetika, energy certificates for buildings, design and projects". Retrieved 11 July 2016.
  4. ^ "Ovako će izgledati novi stadion na Rujevici?" (in Croatian). Rijeka Danas. Retrieved 11 July 2016.
  5. ^ "Stadion Kantrida » Training camp". Retrieved 11 July 2016.
  6. ^ "Stadion Kantrida » Preparatory works started". Retrieved 11 July 2016.
  7. ^ "HNK Rijeka – Stadionu HNK Rijeka uporabna dozvola" (in Croatian). HNK Rijeka. 28 July 2015. Retrieved 11 July 2016.
  8. ^ "Rijeka-Lokomotiva 3-1". Prvahnl.hr. Retrieved 28 February 2017.
  9. ^ Cupać, Damir (14 January 2016). "Rujevica dobiva sjevernu tribinu, u klubu tvrde: 'Ne odustajemo od Kantride, to je zbog euro susreta'" (in Croatian). Novi List. Retrieved 11 July 2016.
  10. ^ "Mišković: Uložili smo 50 milijuna eura u Rijeku, a sad želimo Ćorića" (in Croatian). Goal.com. 2 November 2016. Retrieved 4 November 2016.
  11. ^ "Počeli radovi na izgradnji sjeverne tribine stadiona HNK Rijeka" (in Croatian). HNK Rijeka. 11 May 2017. Retrieved 12 May 2017.
  12. ^ "Dovršena sjeverna tribina stadiona HNK Rijeka" (in Croatian). HNK Rijeka. 21 July 2017. Retrieved 22 July 2017.
  13. ^ "Rujevica (Rijeka): Popis utakmica na odabranom stadionu u 1. HNL". HRnogomet.com (in Croatian).
  14. ^ "Croatia vs. San Marino – 4 June 2016 – Soccerway". Soccerway. Retrieved 11 July 2016.
  15. ^ "Croatia vs. Finland – 6 October 2017 – Soccerway". Soccerway. Retrieved 7 October 2017.
  16. ^ "Croatia – England 0–0, 12 October 2018". eu-football.info. Retrieved 13 October 2018.
  17. ^ "Croatia vs. Jordan – 15 October 2018 – Soccerway". Soccerway. Retrieved 16 October 2018.