Vitebsky Central Sport Complex

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Vitebsky Central Sport Complex
Former names Dinamo Stadium
Location Vitebsk, Belarus
Coordinates 55°11′54″N 30°13′45″E / 55.19833°N 30.22917°E / 55.19833; 30.22917Coordinates: 55°11′54″N 30°13′45″E / 55.19833°N 30.22917°E / 55.19833; 30.22917
Owner City of Vitebsk
Capacity 8,144
Field size 105 x 68 meters
Surface Grass
Construction
Opened 1937
Renovated 1950, 1980–1986, 1998–2001
Tenants
Vitebsk
Lokomotiv Vitebsk (1993-1997)

Vitebsky Central Sport Complex (also known as Vitebsky CSK in short) is a multi-use sports complex in Vitebsk, Belarus. It is currently used mostly for football matches and is the home ground of FC Vitebsk. The stadium holds 8,144 people.

History[edit]

The stadium was built in 1937 and was originally known as Dinamo Stadium. In 1950 it was rebuilt after damages sustained during World War II. During 1980–1986 it was gradually renovated without closing.

In 1998 the stadium was closed for a major renovation. It started hosting matches again only three years later, in 2001. It 2002 it was chosen to host a final match of 2001–02 Belarusian Cup.

In 2003 most of the renovation works were completed and the arena was renamed to Vitebsky Central Sport Complex.[1]

International use[edit]

The stadium hosted occasional home games of Belarus national under-21 team. In 2005 it hosted Belarus national team's friendly match against Latvia. It also was used by Naftan Novopolotsk as a home venue in UEFA Europa League qualifiers in 2009 and 2012.

References[edit]

External links[edit]

Official website