Ilie Oană Stadium

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For the old stadium, see Ilie Oană Stadium (1937).
Ilie Oană
OZN Arena
Ploiești Stadionul Ilie Oană 2.jpg
UEFA 4/5 stars
Full name Stadionul Ilie Oană
Location 26 Stadionului Street, Ploiești, Romania
Coordinates 44°56′25″N 26°2′0″E / 44.94028°N 26.03333°E / 44.94028; 26.03333Coordinates: 44°56′25″N 26°2′0″E / 44.94028°N 26.03333°E / 44.94028; 26.03333
Owner Consiliul Local Ploiești
Capacity 15,500[1]
Field size 105 m × 68 m (344 ft × 223 ft)
Surface Grass
Broke ground August 2010
Opened 25 September 2011
Construction cost 17,500,000 €
Architect Alpine Bau
Main contractors SC All Plan Construction SRL
Petrolul Ploiești (2011–present)
Romania national football team (2015–present)
Romania national under-21 football team (2015)

Stadionul Ilie Oană is an all-seater football stadium in Ploiești, Romania. It is the current home ground of Petrolul Ploiești. It was inaugurated in September 2011 and has a current capacity of 15,500 spectators.[1]

The construction is built on the site of the former Ilie Oană Stadium, which was completed in 1937, and demolished in 2009-2010.[2]

Ilie Oană can host UEFA Europa League semifinals and UEFA Champions League group matches. It is ranked as a UEFA Category 4 stadium.[3]

The stadium is named after Ilie Oană, a legendary player and coach of Petrolul Ploiești. Its nickname is OZN Arena (English: UFO Arena), due to its shape.

Peluza 1, the host of many Petrolul Ploiesti choregraphies.


Transport connections[edit]


800 metres from Ilie Oană there is a Ploiești tramway station named "Muzeul de Istorie"(line 101). It links the stadium with the north of the city and Ploiești-South Railstation.


The TCE bus lines with a stop close to Ilie Oană are:

  • 5 - Vlahuță
  • 5 - Tăbăcărie
  • 28, 104, 106, 302, 305 - Maternitate


The stadium is 45.6 kilometres (28.3 mi) away from the Henri Coandă International Airport in Otopeni, a town located north of Bucharest's city centre.

European matches[edit]

These are the matches played at Ilie Oană by Petrolul Ploiești in the UEFA Europa League:

Nr Competition Date Opponent Attendance Result Scorers for Petrolul
1 UEFA Europa League 18 July 2013 Faroe Islands Víkingur 9,854 3–0 De Lucas Goal 26'
Grozav Goal 49'68'
2 UEFA Europa League 1 August 2013 Netherlands Vitesse 11,827 1–1 Grozav Goal 84'
3 UEFA Europa League 29 August 2013 England Swansea City 15,000 2–1 Priso Goal 73'
Younés Goal 83'
4 UEFA Europa League 17 July 2014 Albania Flamurtari Vlorë 10,000 2–0 Nepomuceno Goal 77'
Tamuz Goal 84'
5 UEFA Europa League 31 July 2014 Czech Republic Viktoria Plzeň 15,000 1–1 Mutu Goal 76'
6 UEFA Europa League 21 August 2014 Croatia Dinamo Zagreb 15,000 1–3 Tamuz Goal 45'


  1. ^ a b "Stadium". FC Petrolul Ploiești (in Romanian). 
  2. ^ "Legendarul stadion "Ilie Oană" din Ploieşti este demolat! Aici a pierdut Liverpool". Gazeta Sporturilor. 29 December 2009. Retrieved 24 June 2015. 
  3. ^ "Stadionul Ilie Oană din Ploieşti, cotat de UEFA la patru stele". Adevărul (in Romanian). 10 May 2012. 
  4. ^ "Petrolul s-a întors acasă". FC Petrolul Ploiești (in Romanian). 24 September 2011. Retrieved 24 June 2015. 


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