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LFF Stadium (Lithuanian Football Federation stadium, Lithuanian: LFF stadionas), formerly known as Vėtra Stadium, is a football stadium in Vilnius, Lithuania.[1]

LFF stadionas
Vetros stadionas.jpeg UEFA Category 3 stadium
AddressLiepkalnio g. 13/2
LocationVilnius, Lithuania
Coordinates54°40′07″N 25°17′40″E / 54.66861°N 25.29444°E / 54.66861; 25.29444Coordinates: 54°40′07″N 25°17′40″E / 54.66861°N 25.29444°E / 54.66861; 25.29444
OwnerLithuanian Football Federation
Capacity5,067
SurfaceArtificial turf
Construction
Opened2004
Renovated2011–2012
Tenants
FK Vėtra (2004–2010)
FK Žalgiris (2011–present)
FK Trakai (2014–present)
Lithuania national football team (2012–present)

OverviewEdit

The stadium was first named Lokomotyvas in Soviet era due to its location close to the Vilnius railway station.

In 2004 it was the first private football-oriented stadium in Lithuania rebuilt after the Soviet era. It was then renamed to Vėtra Stadium as the home ground of FK Vėtra. In 2005 it hosted its first national team matches.

Following the bankruptcy of FK Vėtra in 2010, the stadium was taken over by the Lithuanian Football Federation and renamed again as the LFF Stadium. The stadium has undergone various improvements to meet UEFA 3rd category stadium status. Following the renovation, the stadium also includes the new headquarters of the LFF, while the grass pitch was changed to an artificial turf.

In 2015 the stadium was renewed - the artificial turf was renewed with a new higher quality surface, and the stadium lighting system was updated.[2] A year later, before the match with Malta, a new scoreboard was installed.[3]

Since 2012, the stadium is the home of the Lithuanian national football team and one of the top Lithuanian clubs FK Žalgiris Vilnius.

The current capacity of the stadium is 5,067.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "LFF stadionas". lff.lt. Retrieved 15 October 2016.
  2. ^ "Stadionas atviras tiek profesionalams, tiek mėgėjams" (in Lithuanian). Sportland magazine. Retrieved 15 October 2016.
  3. ^ "Į rinktinės varžybas atėję aistruoliai galės grožėtis malonia staigmena - švieslente" (in Lithuanian). Eurofootball.lt. Retrieved 15 October 2016.

External linksEdit

  Media related to LFF Stadium at Wikimedia Commons