Pancho Aréna is a stadium in Felcsút, Hungary. It is used mostly for football matches and is the home stadium of Puskás Akadémia FC. Between 2015 and 2018 the stadium was the home also for the three-time champions MOL Vidi FC due to the reconstruction of Sóstói Stadion.
|Owner||Felcsúti Utánpótlás Neveléséért Alapítvány|
|Operator||Puskás Akadémia FC|
|Opened||21 April 2014|
|Construction cost||HUF 3,8 billion|
|Architect||Imre Makovecz |
|Puskás Akadémia FC |
MOL Vidi FC (2016-2018)
On 30 June 2016 the first UEFA Europa League will be played between Videoton FC and FC Zaria Bălți at the stadium. Since Videoton's stadium, Sóstói Stadion, was demolished in the spring of 2016, the Székesfehérvár-based club will play their matches at the Pancho Aréna.
The Pancho Aréna was listed among the top three most beautiful stadiums of the world according to stadiumdb.com. "The wood-lined curved interior to the stand gives spectators the feeling that they are attending a Sunday church service, not a football match. The 3,500 seater stadium opened in 2014 and was the brainchild of local architect Imre Makovecz".
Many allegations of corruption have surfaced regarding the stadium, as Hungary's current prime minister, Viktor Orbán (known for his passion for football) spent much of his childhood in the village, and Pancho Arena was built just meters away from his Felcsút estate. Although the stadium was not built directly from government funds, companies that provided the lion's share of the funding won several high-value public procurement procedures during Orbán's prime ministership. In addition, Orbán's government passed laws granting benefits to companies supporting sport investments. Allegations were fuelled by the fact that the stadium seats 3,500 people, while the total population of the village is under 1,700.
|26 April 2014||Puskás Akadémia||1–3||Videoton||2013–14 Nemzeti Bajnokság I |
First Nemzeti Bajnokság I match
|Tischler 63'||(Report)||Nikolić 20'
Zé Luís 74'
Filipe Oliveira 78'
Referee: Viktor Kassai (Hungary)
|24 September 2015||Puskás Akadémia||0–2||Debrecen||2014–15 Magyar Kupa |
(First Magyar Kupa match)
|Referee: Csaba Pintér (Hungary)|
|30 June 2016||Videoton||3–0||Zaria Bălți||2016–17 UEFA Europa League |
(First UEFA Europa League match)
|[(Report)]||Referee: Enea Jorgji (Albanian)|
Milestone matches (youth squad)Edit
|21 April 2014||Puskás Akadémia||0–1||La Fábrica||2014 Puskás Cup Final |
|(Report)||Miguel Garcia 49'||Attendance: 4,000|
Referee: Viktor Kassai (Hungary)
- As of 21 December 2018
|Season||Puskás Akadémia FC||Ref|
|Division||GP||Average||Change||Highest Gate||Lowest Gate|
|2014–15||NB I||15||1,649||–||3,812||vs Ferencváros||704||vs Szombathelyi Haladás|||
|2015–16||NB I||16||1,699||+3.0%||3,798||vs Ferencváros||708||vs Paks|||
|2016–17||NB II||15||818||–49.5%||1,537||vs Balmazújváros||460||vs Budaörs|||
|2017–18||NB I||16||1,199||+46.6%||3,127||vs Ferencváros||200||vs Debrecen|||
|2018–19||NB I||17||1,340||+11.8%||3,865||vs Ferencváros||120||vs Kisvárda|||
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- "Videó: járja be Ön is a felcsúti Pancho Arénát!". www.nso.hu. 15 April 2014.
- "Gólokkal avatta fel a PAFC új arénáját a Videoton az NB I-ben". www.nso.hu. 26 April 2014.
- "The top three most beautiful football stadiums in the world". Stadiumdb.com. 17 October 2017.
- "Bulgaria 2-1 Kazkhstan - Friendly match". Soccerway.com. 26 March 2018.
- "2013–14 Nézőszámok". magyarfutball.hu. 1 July 2014.
- "2014–15 Nézőszámok". magyarfutball.hu. 24 May 2016.
- "2015–16 Nézőszámok". magyarfutball.hu. 24 May 2016.
- "2016–17 Nézőszámok". magyarfutball.hu. 28 March 2017.
- "2017–18 Nézőszámok". magyarfutball.hu. 28 March 2017.
- "2018–19 Nézőszámok". magyarfutball.hu. 20 December 2019.
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