Ticha Stadium

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Ticha Stadium
Ticha Stadium 2016.jpg
Full name Ticha Stadium
Location Varna, Bulgaria
Coordinates 43°12′57″N 27°55′53″E / 43.21583°N 27.93139°E / 43.21583; 27.93139
Owner TIM, Chimimport AD
Operator Cherno More Varna
Capacity 8,250
Surface Grass
Construction
Broke ground 1968
Built 1968
Opened 1968
Renovated 2008, 2015
Tenants
Cherno More Varna (1968-present)

Ticha Stadium (Bulgarian: Стадион „Тича“) is a multi-purpose stadium in Varna, Bulgaria, located in the Chayka district of the city. Currently, the stadium is used for football matches and is the home ground of Cherno More Varna. It has a seating capacity of 8,250 spectators. The stadium is named after the previous tenant of the club, SC Ticha and the previous name of the river Kamchia, located few kilometers south of Varna.

History[edit]

The stadium was constructed and completed in 1968 with the help of volunteers and fans by an initiative held by the then-president of the club Vladimir Chakarov.[1] It was renovated in 2008, when plastic seats were installed on the nоrth stand. A follow-up renovation was also initiated in 2015 and in 2016 the club received 1 mln. leva from the Bulgarian Ministry of Youth and Sports for the installment of floodlights and a LED scoreboard.

To date, the stadium does not meet UEFA guidelines to host the home matches of the club in the European competitions, which means that the team is forced to play at another stadium with approved UEFA requirements in Bulgaria. Because of that, the club will move to a new stadium.

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1] Construction of the stadium (Bulgarian).