Urartu Stadium

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Urartu Stadium
Banants stadium Yerevan, general view, 3 Oct. 2015.jpg
Urartu Stadium in 2015
LocationMalatia-Sebastia district
Yerevan, Armenia
OwnerUrartu
Capacity4,860[1]
Field size105 x 68 meters
Surfacegrass
Construction
Built2006 - 2007
Opened2008
Renovated2011
2019
Tenants
Urartu (2008-present)

Urartu Stadium (Armenian: Ուրարտու Մարզադաշտ) is an all-seater football stadium in the Malatia-Sebastia District of Yerevan, Armenia. The stadium is home to Urartu and has a capacity of 4,860 seats.[2] It was known as Banants Stadium until 1 August 2019, when it was officially renamed Urartu Stadium.

Overview[edit]

Urartu Stadium is located within the sports complex of Urartu Training Centre, occupying the southern part of the complex.

General view

The construction of the stadium was launched in 2006 with the assistance of the FIFA Goal Programme. It was officially opened in 2008 with a capacity of 3,600 seats.

Further developments were implemented later in 2011, when the playing pitch was modernized and the capacity of the stadium was increased up to 4,860 seats; 2,760 at the northern stand, 1,500 at the southern stand and 600 at the western stand.

The surrounding training centre of the club consists of 3 regular-sized training fields as well as 4 mini-football grounds, and an indoor mini-football training field.

The stadium was entirely renovated during the 1st quarter of 2019 when floodlights were installed and other facilities were upgraded prior to the 2019 UEFA European Under-19 Championship.

Notable tournaments[edit]

The stadium hosted 3 matches of the 7th group during the 2017 UEFA European Under-19 Championship qualification:[3]

Switzerland  4–0 Armenia
Schmid Goal 15'
Muheim Goal 25'
Domgjoni Goal 58'
Qela Goal 70'
Report
Banants Stadium, Yerevan
Referee: Danilo Grujić (Serbia)

Italy 2–1 Armenia
Cutrone Goal 13'
Marchizza Goal 90+3' (pen.)
Report Petrosyan Goal 81'
Banants Stadium, Yerevan
Referee: Danilo Grujić (Serbia)

Italy 1–1  Switzerland
Gabbia Goal 16' Report Guillemenot Goal 37'
Banants Stadium, Yerevan
Referee: Andris Treimanis (Latvia)

References[edit]

Coordinates: 40°10′17″N 44°27′00″E / 40.171426°N 44.449938°E / 40.171426; 44.449938