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Stadionul Național (Romanian pronunciation: [stadiˈonul nat͡sioˈnal], The National Stadium) was a multi-purpose stadium in Bucharest, Romania. The stadium held 60,120 people.

Stadionul Național
National Stadium, Bucharest.JPG
Former namesStadionul August 23 (1953-90)
LocationBucharest, Romania
OwnerMunicipality of Bucharest
OperatorRomania national football team
Capacity60,120 (football, rugby)
70,000 (concerts)
Construction
Built1953
OpenedAugust 2, 1953
ClosedNovember 22, 2007
DemolishedDecember 18, 2007 – February 20, 2008
Tenants
Romania national football team
FC Steaua București
FC Dinamo București

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HistoryEdit

It was built in 1953, for the 4th World Festival of Youth and Students. According to the book București published in 1968 by Institutul Proiect București, Complexul Sportiv August 23 was designed by the well known architect Vily Juster.

It was first known as Stadionul August 23, and later on as Stadionul Național. The sports complex that included Național Stadium, is named Lia Manoliu after the famous Romanian athlete.

It was used mostly for football matches.

It hosted numerous concerts after the 1989 Revolution, including Michael Jackson's Dangerous World Tour concert on October 1, 1992, as well as the HIStory World Tour concert on September 14, 1996.

In October 2005, it was decided to rebuild the stadium completely; however, initially no funding was found, so some repairs proceeded in lieu of rebuilding. Later, funds became available and the rebuilding is expected to begin in November 2007. The plan calls for completion of a new five-star arena by April 2010. The last football match played was a 6-1 win against Albania on November 21, 2007. After the match, a few seats were removed from the stadium, as a symbolic start of the rebuilding operations. The stadium has subsequently been demolished to make room for a new one.

AttendanceEdit

List of matches of Romania national football team on National Stadium (former August 23), with more than 80,000 persons.

Date Home team Score Away team Attendance Ref
September 28, 1955   Romania 1–0   Belgium 90.000 [1]
October 26, 1958   Romania 1–2   Hungary 90.000 [2]
September 18, 1955   Romania 2–3   East Germany 90.000 [3]
November 16, 1969   Romania 1–1   Greece 62.577 [4]
October 25, 1953   Romania 0–1   Czechoslovakia 90.000 [5]
May 29, 1955   Romania 2–2   Poland 80.000 [6]
November 25, 1962   Romania 3–1   Spain 72.762 [7]
May 30, 1965   Romania 1–0   Czechoslovakia 80.000 [8]
May 12, 1963   Romania 3–2   East Germany 80.000 [9][10]
May 22, 1960   Romania 0–2   Czechoslovakia 80.000 [11]
May 14, 1972   Romania 2–2   Hungary 60.300 [12]
April 16, 1983   Romania 1–0   Italy 80.000 [13]
June 1, 1975   Romania 2–2   Scotland 52.203 [14]
October 15, 1980   Romania 2–1   England 80.000 [15][16]
November 3, 1957   Romania 3–0   Greece 54.465 [17]
September 29, 1957   Romania 1–1   Yugoslavia 68.758 [18]
November 8, 1959   Romania 1–0   Bulgaria 80.000 [19]
August 2, 1959   Romania 0–0   Soviet Union 80.000 [20]
November 2, 1958   Romania 3–0   Turkey 70.000 [21]
October 9, 1955   Romania 1–1   Bulgaria 70.000 [22]
October 12, 1969   Romania 1–0   Portugal 58.573 [23]

ReferencesEdit

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  2. ^ "Romania football team lost to Hungary 1:2, 26 October 1958". Romania football team lost to Hungary 1:2, 26 October 1958.
  3. ^ "Romania football team lost to East Germany 2:3, 18 September 1955". Romania football team lost to East Germany 2:3, 18 September 1955.
  4. ^ "Romania - Greece November 16, 1969". eu-football.info.
  5. ^ "Romania football team lost to Czechoslovakia 0:1, 25 October 1953". Romania football team lost to Czechoslovakia 0:1, 25 October 1953.
  6. ^ "Romania and Poland national football teams played to a 2:2 draw, 29 May 1955". Romania and Poland national football teams played to a 2:2 draw, 29 May 1955.
  7. ^ "European national Football teams Database - Romania - Spain - November 25, 1962". eu-football.info.
  8. ^ "Romania football team defeated Czechoslovakia 1:0, 30 May 1965". Romania football team defeated Czechoslovakia 1:0, 30 May 1965.
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  10. ^ "ECHIPA NAȚIONALĂ - FRF". frf.ro.
  11. ^ "Romania football team lost to Czechoslovakia 0:2, 22 May 1960". Romania football team lost to Czechoslovakia 0:2, 22 May 1960.
  12. ^ "European national Football teams Database - Romania - Hungary May 14, 1972". eu-football.info.
  13. ^ "Romania football team defeated Italy 1:0, 16 April 1983". Romania football team defeated Italy 1:0, 16 April 1983.
  14. ^ "European national Football teams Database - Romania - Scotland June 1, 1975". eu-football.info.
  15. ^ "englandstats.com - A Complete Database of England Internationals Since 1872". englandstats.co.uk.
  16. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on September 21, 2013. Retrieved May 19, 2014.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  17. ^ "European national Football teams Database - Romania - Greece November 3, 1957". eu-football.info.
  18. ^ "European national Football teams Database - Romania - Yugoslavija - September 29, 1957". eu-football.info.
  19. ^ "Romania football team defeated Bulgaria 1:0, 8 November 1959". Romania football team defeated Bulgaria 1:0, 8 November 1959.
  20. ^ "Romania national team v Soviet Union*, 2 August 1959". Romania national team v Soviet Union*, 2 August 1959.
  21. ^ "Romania football team defeated Turkey 3:0, 2 November 1958". Romania football team defeated Turkey 3:0, 2 November 1958.
  22. ^ "Romania and Bulgaria national football teams played to a 1:1 draw, 9 October 1955". Romania and Bulgaria national football teams played to a 1:1 draw, 9 October 1955.
  23. ^ "European national Football teams Database - Romania - Portugal - October 12, 1969". eu-football.info.

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