Karađorđe Stadium

Karađorđe Stadium (Serbian: Стадион Карађорђе, Stadion Karađorđe) is a multi-purpose stadium in Novi Sad, Vojvodina, Serbia. It is currently used mostly for football matches and is the home ground of FK Vojvodina. The stadium is one of the most modern stadiums in Serbia and has one of the best pitches in the country. The stadium has a total of 14,853 seats after new renovations were made in 2013. The stadium is also the home ground for the Serbian U-21 football team.

Stadion Karađorđe
2009 European Athletics Junior Championships.JPG
Stadion Karađorđe hosting the 2009 European Athletics Junior Championships.
Full nameStadion Karađorđe
LocationNovi Sad, Vojvodina, Serbia
Coordinates45°14′48″N 19°50′32″E / 45.24667°N 19.84222°E / 45.24667; 19.84222
OwnerFK Vojvodina
OperatorFK Vojvodina
Executive suites150
Capacity14,853[1]
Field size105 × 68 m (115 × 75 yd)
SurfaceGrass
ScoreboardLED (Philips brand)
Construction
Opened28 June 1924; 96 years ago (1924-06-28) (on the Serbian holiday Vidovdan)
Renovated1967, 2004, 2009, 2011,2013
Expanded1931, 1991
Tenants
FK Vojvodina (1928–present)
Serbia national under-21 football team

HistoryEdit

In late May 2007, the stadium was the site of Siniša Mihajlović's testimonial match. In 2009, the stadium was given a new athletic track, the southeast stand and a modern Philips scoreboard. After the reconstruction in 2009, it was the venue of the 2009 European Athletics Junior Championships and the 2011 UEFA European Under-17 Football Championship. In 2011, FK Vojvodina installed floodlights with strength of 1,400 lux. The largest attendance was on 1 March 1967 when Vojvodina played against Scottish side Celtic in the 1966–67 European Cup quarter-final.[2] There were about 30,000 spectators.[2]

Formerly, it was known as the Vojvodina Stadium (Serbian: Стадион Војводине, Stadion Vojvodine) or City Stadium (Serbian: Градски стадион, Gradski stadion). In 2007, the stadium was renamed to Karađorđe Stadium after Karađorđe "Black George", the leader of the First Serbian uprising. However, Karađorđe Stadium was in fact the older and original name of the stadium that was used from its foundation in 1924 until the end of the Second World War.[3]

Recent upgrades and developmentsEdit

In early 2012, the executive board announced further reconstructions of the Karađorđe stadium. Original plans included the construction of a new south stand, the reconstruction of the eastern and southwest stand. Finally, in May 2013, as a result of UEFA requirements for obtaining a license for UEFA Europa League participation, the city of Novi Sad agreed to an upgrade of the stadium that will take place through June 2013 in time for FK Vojvodina to host Europa League qualifying matches.[4]

Notable eventsEdit

International football matchesEdit

Date Result Competition
21 April 1971   Yugoslavia 0–1   Romania Friendly
14 November 1979   Yugoslavia 5–0   Cyprus Euro 80 qualifying
21 November 1981   Yugoslavia 5–0   Luxembourg 1982 World Cup qualifying
20 September 1989   Yugoslavia 3–0   Greece Friendly
11 September 2012   Serbia 6–1   Wales 2014 World Cup qualifying[2]
26 March 2013   Serbia 2–0   Scotland 2014 World Cup qualifying[2]
11 October 2013   Serbia 2–0   Japan Friendly
4 September 2015   Serbia 2–0   Armenia UEFA Euro 2016 qualifying
31 May 2016   Serbia 3–1   Israel Friendly

ConcertsEdit

GalleryEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2018-07-05. Retrieved 2018-07-20.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ a b c d "Ticket rush as Scotland play Serbia in Novi Sad". sport.scotsman.com. Johnston Publishing. 5 January 2013. Retrieved 6 January 2013.
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-07-02. Retrieved 2013-10-11.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link) FK Vojvodina: Stadion detaljno (Serbian)
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2013-10-11. Retrieved 2013-10-11.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link) Dnevnik (Serbian): МОНДО: Пао договор, Воша гради стадион 23 May 2013

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