Hungária körúti stadion

Hungária körúti stadion was a stadium in Józsefváros, Budapest, Hungary.[1][2] The stadium opened in 1912 and served as the home for the MTK Budapest FC until 1945. The stadium was demolished during World War II, and a new stadium built in its place from 1946 to 1947.

Hungária körúti stadion
Full nameHungária körúti stadion
LocationJózsefváros, Budapest, Hungary
Coordinates47°29′27.31″N 19°6′24.21″E / 47.4909194°N 19.1067250°E / 47.4909194; 19.1067250Coordinates: 47°29′27.31″N 19°6′24.21″E / 47.4909194°N 19.1067250°E / 47.4909194; 19.1067250
OwnerMTK Budapest
OperatorMTK Budapest
Capacity40,000
Field size100 m × 60 m (330 ft × 200 ft)
SurfaceGrass
Field
Construction
Opened1912
Closed1945
ArchitectElemér Goll
Frigyes Verner
Károly Markovits (club house)
Tenants
MTK Budapest (1912–45)
Hungary (1913–-39)
Szürketaxi FC (1939–40)

HistoryEdit

MTK Budapest's arch rival Ferencváros opened its new stadium in 1911 which prompted MTK Budapest to start the construction of its new stadium. The growing number of spectators of MTK Budapest could not be accommodated at the Millenáris Sporttelep or at the MAC pitch. In the spring of 1911, the MTK received a parcel of land at the corner of Hungária kőrút and Temető dűlő for the nominal rent of one gold coin annually. By summer, the stadium company had raised 400,000 arany korona allowing it to begin construction. The field consisted of a 100 by 60 metres (330 ft × 200 ft) pitch surrounded by an athletic track to host international athletic competitions. The long sides of the field held the two stands connected by stone stairs with locker rooms and support facilities under the main stand. the changing rooms were built. The stadium opened on 31 March 1912 with the MTK Budapest–Ferencváros 1911–12 Nemzeti Bajnokság I match which ended with a 1–0 victory for the hosts. In the autumn of 1912 the construction of the club house, designed by Károly Markovits, began and it opened in December 1913. The club house held a hall for wrestling, fencing, offices and a restaurant.

The stadium suffered damage during World War II and was completely rebuilt after 1945.[3]

Milestone matchesEdit

31 March 1912 MTK Budapest FC   1–0   Ferencváros 1911–12 Nemzeti Bajnokság I
First match
Bese   34',   43' [ (Report)]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Budapest, VIII. ker., MTK Stadion: kểpek/adatok" [Budapest Dist. VIII; MTK Stadium: Photos and Data]. Magyar Futball: Stadiums (in Hungarian). 10 February 2015. Retrieved 19 August 2018.
  2. ^ "Hungária körúti stadion: Historical Photos/Reconstructions". Magyar Futball. 10 February 2016.
  3. ^ "Új Hidegkuti Nándor Stadion" [New Hidegkuti Nándor Stadium]. MTK Budapest (in Hungarian). 14 April 2017. Archived from the original on 22 March 2019. Retrieved 19 August 2018.

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