Niko Dovana Stadium

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

Niko Dovana Stadium
"Stadium Niko Dovana"
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Niko Dovana Stadium in 2014.
Full nameNiko Dovana Stadium
Former namesStadiumi Lokomotiva
(1965–1991)
LocationRruga Aleksander Goga
Durres, Albania
OwnerDurrës Municipality
OperatorTeuta Durrës
Capacity12,040[1][2]
SurfaceNatural grass
Construction
Built1965
Opened1965
Renovated2017
Tenants
Teuta Durrës (1965–present)
Albania national football team (2010–present)
Albania national under-21 football team (2007–present)
Albanian Cup Finals (1975, 1990, 1994, 2009, 2011)
2017 European U19 qualification

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.

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