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Anton Malatinský Stadium (Slovak: Štadión Antona Malatinského) is a football stadium located in Trnava, Slovakia, which is the home ground of the local football club Spartak Trnava. The stadium was completely renovated in 2013–2015 and has an all-seated capacity of 19,200 which makes it the second-largest football stadium in Slovakia.

Anton Malatinský Stadium
City Arena - Štadión Antona Malatinského
City Arena Trnava
AddressŠportová 1
LocationTrnava, Slovakia
Coordinates48°22′24″N 17°35′30″E / 48.37333°N 17.59167°E / 48.37333; 17.59167Coordinates: 48°22′24″N 17°35′30″E / 48.37333°N 17.59167°E / 48.37333; 17.59167
OwnerCity of Trnava
OperatorCity-Arena a.s.
Executive suites20
Capacity19,200[1]
Record attendance28,116 v Újpest
6 March 1974 (European Cup)
Field size105 × 68 m
SurfaceHybrid grass
Construction
Opened1921
Renovated2013–15
Construction cost€28 million
ArchitectPavol Adamec
Tenants
Spartak Trnava (1923–present)
Slovakia national football team (1996–present)
Website
Official: http://stadium.cityarena.tt
Fansite: http://www.CityArenaTrnava.com

On 14 January 1998, the stadium was named in the honour of former footballer and manager Anton Malatinský, who died in 1992.[2]

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2013–2015 reconstructionEdit

Stadium underwent a complex reconstruction in 2013–2015. The project consisted not only of complete reconstruction of the stadium, but also building the adjacent shopping centre named City Arena. The whole construction cost of the project is €79 million, out of which €28 million is the cost of stadium reconstruction. Slovak government provided €13 million of the cost.

Spartak Trnava officially announced the intention on 25 November 2011, and after that preparation works began immediately. Three out of four stands (including old floodlight) were completely demolished between April and August 2013. Construction permit was granted in August 2013 and cornerstone of the stadium was placed in September 2013. Spartak Trnava continued playing at the stadium even during the reconstruction, with only West stand in service. In May 2015, the last of the four stands was demolished and subsequently rebuilt.

Opening ceremony of the new stadium took place on 22 August 2015. In the opening match, Spartak Trnava lost to Brazilian club Atlético Paranaense 0–2.

Milestone matches (after reconstruction)Edit

Match Home Result Opponent Date Competition Attendance
First match   Spartak Trnava 0–2   Atlético Paranaense 22 August 2015 Friendly match 16,500
First Slovak League match   Spartak Trnava 2–0   MŠK Žilina 30 August 2015 2015–16 13,340
First international match   Slovakia 3–2   Switzerland 13 November 2015 Friendly match 17,582
First Slovak Cup match   Slovan Bratislava 1–3   Trenčín 29 April 2016 Final 2015–16 8,574
First Europa League match   Spartak Trnava 3–0   Hibernians F.C. 30 June 2016 2016–17 0
First Champions League match   Spartak Trnava 1–0   Zrinjski Mostar 11 July 2018 2018–19 0

International matchesEdit

Anton Malatinský Stadium has hosted 24 matches of the Slovakia national team (13 friendlies and 11 competitive games).

External linksEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "City Arena - Štadión Antona Malatinského". Retrieved 16 January 2019.
  2. ^ "Stadion Antona Malatinského". Retrieved 23 January 2013.