Stadionul Ion Oblemenco

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Coordinates: 44°18′50″N 23°47′03″E / 44.31389°N 23.78417°E / 44.31389; 23.78417

Stadionul Ion Oblemenco
Stadionul Ion Oblemenco
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Former names Stadionul Central
Location Craiova, Romania
Owner Municipality of Craiova
Capacity 25,252
Construction
Opened 29 October 1967
Renovated 2008
Demolished 2015
Tenants
FC Universitatea Craiova (1948-2014)
CS Universitatea Craiova (football) (2013-2014)

Ion Oblemenco Stadium was a multi-purpose stadium in Craiova, Romania. It was used mostly for football matches and was the home ground of Universitatea Craiova. The stadium used to hold up to 25,252 people before it was demolished.

The stadium was entirely demolished and will be replaced with an all-seater expected to open in the summer of 2016.

History[edit]

The stadium was opened on 29 October 1967 with national teams of Romania and Poland scoring 2 goals each[1] and was originally named Central Stadium. It hosted many memorable matches during the Craiova Maxima era such as the 1981–82 European Cup Quarterfinal against Bayern Munich and the 1982–83 UEFA Cup Semifinal against Benfica.

Following the death of Universitatea Craiova legend Ion Oblemenco in 1996, the stadium was renamed in his honour. In 2008, the stadium underwent a major renovation.

Romanian national football team[edit]

The following national team matches were held in the stadium:

# Date Score Opponent Competition
1. 7 June 2003 2–0  Bosnia-Herzegovina UEFA Euro 2004 qualifying
2. 4 September 2004 2–1  Macedonia 2006 FIFA World Cup qualification

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