LFF Stadium

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LFF stadionas
Vetros stadionas.jpeg UEFA Category 3 stadium
Address Liepkalnio g. 13/2
Location Vilnius, Lithuania
Coordinates 54°40′07″N 25°17′40″E / 54.66861°N 25.29444°E / 54.66861; 25.29444Coordinates: 54°40′07″N 25°17′40″E / 54.66861°N 25.29444°E / 54.66861; 25.29444
Owner Lithuanian Football Federation
Capacity 5,067
Surface Artificial turf
Construction
Opened 2004
Renovated 2011–2012
Tenants
Žalgiris Vilnius (2004–present)
Trakai (2014–present)

LFF Stadium (Lithuanian Football Federation stadium, Lithuanian: LFF stadionas), formerly known as Vėtra Stadium, is a football stadium in Vilnius, Lithuania.[1]

Overview[edit]

The stadium was first named Lokomotyvas in Soviet era due to its location near the Vilnius railway station.

In 2004 it was the first private football-oriented stadium in Lithuania rebuilt after the Soviet era. It was then renamed to Vėtra Stadium as the home ground of FK Vėtra. In 2005 it hosted its first international national team matches.

Following the bankrupt of FK Vėtra in 2010, the stadium was taken over by the Lithuanian Football Federation and renamed again as the LFF Stadium. The stadium has under seen various improvements to meet UEFA stadium 3rd category status. Following the renovation the stadium also includes the new headquarters of the LFF, while the grass pitch was changed with an artificial turf.

In 2015 stadium was renewed - artificial turf was renewed with new highest quality surface, stadium lighting system was updated.[2] Year later before match with Malta new scoreboard was installed.[3]

Since 2012 the stadium is the home of the Lithuanian national football team and one of the top Lithuanian clubs FK Žalgiris Vilnius.

The current capacity of the stadium is 5,067.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "LFF stadionas". lff.lt. Retrieved 15 October 2016. 
  2. ^ "Stadionas atviras tiek profesionalams, tiek mėgėjams" (in Lithuanian). Sportland magazine. Retrieved 15 October 2016. 
  3. ^ "Į rinktinės varžybas atėję aistruoliai galės grožėtis malonia staigmena - švieslente" (in Lithuanian). Eurofootball.lt. Retrieved 15 October 2016. 

External links[edit]

Media related to LFF Stadium at Wikimedia Commons