Stadionul CFR (Timișoara)

CFR Stadium (Romanian: Stadionul CFR) is a multi-purpose stadium in Timișoara, Romania. It is currently used mostly for football matches and is the home ground of CFR Timișoara. The stadium holds 7,000 people.

CFR Stadium
Stadionul CFR
Former namesBanatul Stadium (1933–1945)
LocationTimișoara, Romania
Coordinates45°45′14″N 21°12′38″E / 45.7538595°N 21.21052°E / 45.7538595; 21.21052Coordinates: 45°45′14″N 21°12′38″E / 45.7538595°N 21.21052°E / 45.7538595; 21.21052
Capacity7,000
SurfaceGrass
Construction
Built1913
Renovated2005
Rebuilt1949
Tenants
Chinezul Timișoara (1913–1946)
CFR Timişoara (1933–present)
Nuova Mama Mia (2015; 2016–2017)

It was also the home ground of Chinezul Timișoara and CA Timișoara, which was named Stadionul Banatul at that time.

HistoryEdit

Inaugurated in 1913, the Banatul Stadium occupied the land of the current stadium until World War II.[1] In 1944, the stadium was destroyed by Allied bombings, which also destroyed the neighboring Domnița Elena railway station. A new stadium was rebuilt by CFR employees five years later.[1] It was officially inaugurated on 17 October 1949, on the occasion of a friendly match between CFR Timisoara and MATEOSz Budapest.[2] Until 1964, in the opening of football games, rugby was played here.[1]

In 2020, during the COVID-19 pandemic, the authorities built a modular hospital here, as a section of the Military Hospital, intended exclusively for the treatment of COVID-19 patients.[3] In 2021, the stadium hosted an eight-day COVID-19 vaccination marathon.[4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c Deliu, Anda (23 April 2021). "Noi vise năstrușnice ale politicienilor ar putea distruge încă un stadion de fotbal la Timișoara! CFR, casa "leoparzilor", în pericol". ProSport.
  2. ^ Toth, Gabriel. "CFR '80: Fotbalul la Gara Mare, de la „Banatul", la „CFR" (II)". Druckeria.
  3. ^ Cojan, Liviu, ed. (21 April 2020). "Ministerul Apărării va ridica un spital modular la Timișoara, dotat și cu camere de ATI. Unde va fi amplasat". Digi 24.
  4. ^ Diaconu, Raluca (30 April 2021). "Stadionul CFR din Timișoara, transformat într-un centru de vaccinare pentru opt zile". Libertatea.