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Stadionul Ion Oblemenco (1967)

Coordinates: 44°18′50″N 23°47′03″E / 44.31389°N 23.78417°E / 44.31389; 23.78417

Stadionul Ion Oblemenco
Stadionul Ion Oblemenco
Former namesStadionul Central
LocationCraiova, Romania
OwnerMunicipality of Craiova
Opened29 October 1967
Universitatea Craiova (1948–1991)(2013–2014)
FC U Craiova (1991–2014)

Ion Oblemenco Stadium was a multi-purpose stadium in Craiova, Romania. It was used mostly for football matches and was the home ground of Universitatea Craiova. The stadium used to hold up to 25,252 people before it was demolished.

The stadium was entirely demolished and was replaced by an all-seater that was opened in November 2017.


The stadium was opened on 29 October 1967 with national teams of Romania and Poland scoring 2 goals each[1] and was originally named Central Stadium. It hosted many memorable matches during the Craiova Maxima era such as the 1981–82 European Cup Quarterfinal against Bayern Munich and the 1982–83 UEFA Cup Semifinal against Benfica.

Following the death of Universitatea Craiova legend Ion Oblemenco in 1996, the stadium was renamed in his honour. In 2008, the stadium underwent a major renovation.

Romanian national football teamEdit

The following national team matches were held in the stadium:

# Date Score Opponent Competition
1. 7 June 2003 2–0   Bosnia and Herzegovina UEFA Euro 2004 qualifying
2. 4 September 2004 2–1   Macedonia 2006 FIFA World Cup qualification



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