Szusza Ferenc Stadion

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Szusza Ferenc Stadion
Megyer, Megyeri út
Szuszastadion.jpg
Full name Szusza Ferenc Stadion
Location Megyeri út 13, Újpest, Budapest
Owner NUSI
Capacity 14,817[1]
Field size 105 x 68 meters
Construction
Built 1921–22
Opened 17 September 1922
Architect Alfréd Hajós
Tenants
Újpest FC
Hungary 1948–1953 and some matches
Vasas SC (2016–17

Szusza Ferenc Stadion (formerly known as Megyeri úti Stadion or simply Megyeri út) is a football stadium in Újpest and the home of Újpest FC. The stadium was designed by Alfréd Hajós and opened on 17 September 1922. The stadium was renovated in 2000-01; its capacity is 13,501.

Since 2003 the stadium is named after Ferenc Szusza, one of the best strikers in Hungarian football history.

History[edit]

After one year of construction the stadium was opened on 17 September 1922, with the match Újpest v Ferencváros 2-1. From June 1925 to June 1929 a bicycle track was running around the ground allowing it to be used as a velodrome. Since the track was occupying some parts of the stands, the capacity was reduced to 15,000 people.

A flood in 1945 destroyed the stands but after the renovations in 1946 the Megyeri úti Stadion became the largest stadium in Hungary with a capacity of 45,117 people. The stadium saw its first international game in 1948, Hungary beating Romania 9-0.

The main events of the World Festival of Youth and Students were also held in this stadium in 1949. In the mid-50s an athletic track was installed at the stadium reducing the capacity to 32,000.

Floodlights were installed in April 1968, and the Inter-Cities Fairs Cup final against Newcastle United was also held here in 1969. The 1972 and 2007 Hungarian Cup final matches were played in the stadium as well.

Until 2000 the only change made in the stadium was the renovation of the floodlight system in 1988. Between 2000 and 2001 the stadium was completely renovated. It was changed into an all-seater stadium, holding 13,501 people and completely roofed.

In 2003 the Megyeri úti Stadion was named Szusza Ferenc Stadion.

On 16 October 2016 István Őze, director of the club, announced that reconstruction of the stadium would be finished by the end of October 2016. The capacity of the stadium was decreased from 13,501 to 12,670.[2]

Szusza Ferenc Stadium in 2003

Attendance[edit]

Records[edit]

Record Attendance:

Record league Attendance:

Record average Attendance (League):

  • 1952: 20,571

Average attendances (Hungarian League)[edit]

International matches[edit]

Until 2007, 26 international matches have been played at Szusza Ferenc Stadion. The ground was the 'home stadium' for the Hungarian national team between 1948 and 1953, and also numerous international games were played here since the reconstruction of 2001. Hungary was unbeaten in the Szusza Stadion from 1948 to 2006 (58 years), when they lost against Norway 4-1.

Match details[edit]

Hungary  9–0  Romania

Hungary  2–1  Austria

Hungary  6–1  Austria

Hungary  1–1  Italy

Hungary  5–0  Bulgaria

Hungary  5–0  Sweden

Hungary  5–0  Czechoslovakia

Hungary  12–0  Albania

Hungary  4–3  Austria

Hungary  6–0  Poland

Hungary  8–0  Finland

Hungary  5–0  Czechoslovakia

Hungary  1–1  Austria

Hungary  2–0  East Germany

Hungary  3–0  Malta

Hungary  4–1  Turkey

Hungary  5–0  Macedonia

Hungary  3–0  San Marino

Hungary  5–1  Luxembourg

Hungary  3 – 2  Iceland
Zoltán Gera Goal 62'
Sándor Torghelle Goal 75'
Imre Szabics Goal 79'
(Laporan) Eiður Guðjohnsen Goal 39'
Indriði Sigurðsson Goal 78'
Szusza Ferenc Stadium, Budapest
Attendance: 5,461

Hungary  1–1  Bulgaria
Szusza Ferenc Stadium

Hungary  4–0  Malta
Szusza Ferenc Stadium

Hungary  0–0  Croatia
Szusza Ferenc Stadium

Hungary  2–0  New Zealand
Szusza Ferenc Stadium

Hungary  1–4  Norway
Szusza Ferenc Stadium

Hungary  2–0  Moldova
Szusza Ferenc Stadium

Hungary  2–0  Malta
Szusza Ferenc Stadium

Hungary  1–1  Croatia
Szusza Ferenc Stadium

Attendances[edit]

As of 2 June 2018
Season Average
2010–11 3,895[3]
2011–12 1 3,908[4]
2012–13 1 3,392[5]
2013–14 1 2,612[6]
2014–15 1 2,368[7]
2015–16 1 2,822[8]
2016–17 1 2,452[9]
2017–18 1 3,462

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://stadiumdb.com/stadiums/hun/stadion_szusza_ferenc
  2. ^ "Újpest: október végére fejeződik be a Szusza-stadion felújítása". Nemzeti Sport. 13 October 2016. 
  3. ^ "2010–11 Nézőszámok". magyarfutball.hu. 1 July 2011. 
  4. ^ "2011–12 Nézőszámok". magyarfutball.hu. 1 July 2012. 
  5. ^ "2012–13 Nézőszámok". magyarfutball.hu. 1 July 2013. 
  6. ^ "2013–14 Nézőszámok". magyarfutball.hu. 1 July 2014. 
  7. ^ "2014–15 Nézőszámok". magyarfutball.hu. 1 July 2015. 
  8. ^ "2015–16 Nézőszámok". magyarfutball.hu. 1 July 2016. 
  9. ^ "2016–17 Nézőszámok". magyarfutball.hu. 11 April 2016. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 47°34′29.61″N 19°5′4.74″E / 47.5748917°N 19.0846500°E / 47.5748917; 19.0846500