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The Bazaly stadium is a football stadium in Ostrava, Czech Republic. It lays in Slezská Ostrava, the Silesian part of the city, next to the Ostravice River. The first match was played there on 19 April 1959, it functioned as the home stadium of FC Baník Ostrava until the end of the 2014–15 Czech First League season.

Bazaly
Bazaly Stadium
LocationSlezská Ostrava, Ostrava, Czech Republic
Coordinates49°50′42″N 18°17′58″E / 49.84500°N 18.29944°E / 49.84500; 18.29944Coordinates: 49°50′42″N 18°17′58″E / 49.84500°N 18.29944°E / 49.84500; 18.29944
OwnerFC Baník Ostrava
Capacity10,039
Field size105m x 68m
SurfaceGrass
Construction
OpenedApril 19, 1959 (1959-04-19)
Renovated2003
Closed2015
Construction cost30 million CZK (reconstruction)
Tenants
FC Baník Ostrava

The stadium was reconstructed in 2003 (added new seats, new V.I.P. rooms, cloak-rooms and press center). The cost was about 30 mil. CZK, cca. 1mil. EUR), and the pitch was replaced in 2004. In June 2014 a new capacity of 10,039 was announced for the forthcoming season.[1] The stadium was closed in 2015, and Baník Ostrava went on to play at Městský stadion instead.

Heavy metal band Iron Maiden played at the stadium for a 38,000 capacity crowd on 6 June 2007. It was the biggest rock concert in Ostrava.

International matchesEdit

Bazaly has hosted two competitive and three friendly matches of the Czech Republic national football team

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Baníku už nehrozí postih od vnitra. Kompromis: Bazaly pro 10 tisíc fanoušků". Deník. 7 June 2014. Retrieved 19 June 2014.

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