Užice City Stadium

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Užice City Stadium
Sloboda Užice stadium
Užice City Stadium at night
Former names Stadion 24. September
Location Užice, Serbia
Coordinates 43°51′06″N 19°50′48″E / 43.851564°N 19.846796°E / 43.851564; 19.846796Coordinates: 43°51′06″N 19°50′48″E / 43.851564°N 19.846796°E / 43.851564; 19.846796
Owner The City of Užice
Capacity 15,000
Surface Grass
Construction
Opened 24 September 1946
Renovated 2011
Tenants
FK Sloboda Užice

Užice City Stadium (Serbian: Градски стадион/Gradski stadion), also called Begluk, is a multi-purpose stadium in Užice, Serbia. It is mainly used for football matches and hosts the home matches of FK Sloboda Užice of the Serbian SuperLiga. The stadium has a total capacity of 15,000.

History[edit]

The stadium renovation was completed in 2011.The first official match on the renovated stadium was on August 21, 2011 between Sloboda and Partizan.In front of 12,000 supporters,Sloboda recorded their first ever win over Partizan in that match,with a goal from Slavko Marić in the 93rd minute.[1][2] On 6 September, 2011 the Serbia U21's played against Faroe Islands in their 2013 UEFA European U21 Championship qualifying match and won 5–1.[3][4]

In July 2013 it was announced that the stadium will have floodlights for the first time in club's history,and that the first game under the floodlights would be 2 months later, against Partizan on September 14, 2013.[5][6][7] On November 19, 2013 Serbian national team played the "Media Selection team" in a revial match.The national team won the game 2–0.[8][9][10]

On 25 May, 2016 the stadium was the host to a friendly match between Serbia and Cyprus.It was Slavoljub Muslin's first game in charge as the head coach of the national team.Serbia won the game 2–1 with the help of Aleksandar Mitrović and Dušan Tadić goals.[11][12][13]

International football matches[edit]

Date Result Competition
6 September 2011 Serbia Serbia U21 5–1 Faroe Islands Faroe Islands U21 2013 UEFA European U21 Championship qualifying
25 May 2016  Serbia 2–1  Cyprus Friendly

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