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Bežigrad Stadium (Slovene: Bežigrajski stadion, stadion Bežigrad, stadion za Bežigradom), also known as Bežigrad Central Stadium (Slovene: Centralni stadion Bežigrad), is a multi-purpose stadium in Ljubljana, Slovenia. It is the oldest stadium in Ljubljana. The stadium has been closed since 2008.

Bežigrad Stadium
Full nameBežigrad Central Stadium
LocationBežigrad, Ljubljana, Slovenia
Coordinates46°4′8.84″N 14°30′30.60″E / 46.0691222°N 14.5085000°E / 46.0691222; 14.5085000
OwnerCity Municipality of Ljubljana
SurfaceGrass
Construction
Built1935
Closed2008
ArchitectJože Plečnik
Tenants
NK Olimpija Ljubljana (1945–2005)
NK Factor (2004–2005)
NK Bežigrad (2005–2007)
Slovenia national football team (1995–2004)

Construction of Bežigrad Stadium for the Roman Catholic youth sport association Orel began in 1925. It was designed by the architect Jože Plečnik. It takes its name from the Bežigrad district in Ljubljana, where it is located.

Bežigrad Stadium was predominantly used for football matches, and was the home of the football club NK Olimpija Ljubljana until the club's dissolution in 2005. The newly established club, NK Bežigrad, played at the stadium between 2005 and 2007.

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National team matchesEdit

Date Competition Country Result Attendance
11 October 1995 UEFA Euro 1996 Q   Ukraine 3–2 4,000
15 November 1995 UEFA Euro 1996 Q   Croatia 1–2 10,000
21 May 1995 Friendly   United Arab Emirates 2–2 2,500
1 September 1996 1998 FIFA World Cup Q   Denmark 0–3 6,000
10 November 1996 1998 FIFA World Cup Q   Bosnia and Herzegovina 1–2 4,000
6 September 1997 1998 FIFA World Cup Q   Greece 0–3 5,000
11 October 1997 1998 FIFA World Cup Q   Croatia 1–3 6,000
10 October 1998 UEFA Euro 2000 Q   Norway 1–2 8,500
18 August 1999 UEFA Euro 2000 Q   Albania 2–0 8,000
4 September 1999 UEFA Euro 2000 Q   Georgia 2–1 7,000
12 November 1999 UEFA Euro 2000 Q   Ukraine 2–1 9,000
3 June 2000 Friendly   Saudi Arabia 2–0 9,000
11 October 2000 2002 FIFA World Cup Q    Switzerland 2–2 9,000
28 March 2001 2002 FIFA World Cup Q   Yugoslavia 1–1 10,000
2 June 2001 2002 FIFA World Cup Q   Luxembourg 2–0 5,000
15 August 2001 Friendly   Romania 2–2 6,000
1 September 2001 2002 FIFA World Cup Q   Russia 2–1 9,000
6 October 2001 2002 FIFA World Cup Q   Faroe Islands 3–0 9,500
10 November 2001 2002 FIFA World Cup Q   Romania 2–1 9,000
17 April 2002 Friendly   Tunisia 1–0 5,500
17 May 2002 Friendly   Ghana 2–0 7,000
7 September 2002 UEFA Euro 2004 Q   Malta 3–0 7,000
2 April 2003 UEFA Euro 2004 Q   Cyprus 4–1 5,000
6 September 2003 UEFA Euro 2004 Q   Israel 3–1 8,000
10 September 2003 UEFA Euro 2004 Q   France 0–2 9,000
19 November 2003 UEFA Euro 2004 Q   Croatia 0–1 8,500
18 August 2004 Friendly   Serbia and Montenegro 1–1 6,000

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External linksEdit

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