Niko Dovana Stadium

The Niko Dovana Stadium, officially Stadiumi "Niko Dovana", is a multi-use stadium located in Durrës, Albania. It is the home ground of Teuta. The capacity is 12,040, making it the fifth largest ground in the country. It was renamed in 1991 in honour of former Teuta goalkeeper and financier Niko Dovana.

Niko Dovana Stadium
"Stadium Niko Dovana"
Stadiumi Niko Dovana.jpg
Niko Dovana Stadium in 2014.
Full nameNiko Dovana Stadium
Former namesLokomotiva Stadium
(1965–1991)
LocationRruga Aleksander Goga
Durrës, Albania
OwnerDurrës Municipality
OperatorTeuta
Capacity12,040[1][2]
SurfaceNatural grass
Construction
Built1965
Opened1965
Renovated2017
Tenants
Teuta (1965–present)

The Albania national football team played in the Niko Dovana Stadium for the first time in a friendly international match against Uzbekistan on 11 August 2010.[3]

The stadium has also been used as a shelter in the aftermath of the 2019 Albania earthquake.

International matchesEdit

The Niko Dovana Stadium has hosted 2 friendly matches of the Albania national football team.

11 August 2010 International Friendly Albania   1–0   Uzbekistan Durrës, Albania
19:30   14' Salihi report Stadium: Niko Dovana Stadium
Attendance: 8,000
Referee: Pavle Radovanović (Montenegro)
5 March 2014 International Friendly Albania   2–0   Malta Durrës, Albania
17:00   26' Basha
  53' Meha
report Stadium: Niko Dovana Stadium
Attendance: 8,000
Referee: Dejan Jakimovski (Macedonia)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ http://www.europlan-online.de/stadiumi-niko-dovana/verein/7
  2. ^ Worldstadiums. "Stadia in Albania". Retrieved 3 August 2010.
  3. ^ Frasheri, Dash (3 August 2010). "Anti- Uzbekistani, kombëtarja e lojtarëve pa ekip". Albania-Sport (in Albanian). Frasheri. Archived from the original on 7 July 2011. Retrieved 6 August 2010.

Coordinates: 41°19′33.89″N 19°26′59.48″E / 41.3260806°N 19.4498556°E / 41.3260806; 19.4498556

List of football stadiums in Albania