Podgorica City Stadium
stadium_name = Podgorica City Stadium
opened = 1945
renovated = 2000s
owner = The City of Podgorica
surface = Grass
Montenegro national football team, FK Budućnost Podgorica
seating_capacity = 17,000 (Football)
Podgorica Stadium is a multi-use
stadiumin Podgorica, Montenegro. Its name literally means "Under the Gorica stadium", Gorica being a hill near the city.
Notable matches played at the stadium include:
*SFR Yugoslavia - Luxembourg 0:0 (ECQ,
27 October 1971) - att: 15,000
*SFR Yugoslavia - Wales 4:4 (ECQ,
15 December 1982) - att: 17,000
*FK Budućnost - Deportivo La Coruna 2:1 (Intertoto Cup,
9 July 2005) - att: 10,000
*Montenegro - Hungary 2:1 (first match of national team,
24 March 2007) - att: 13,000
The stadium is currently used mostly for football matches and is the home ground of
FK Budućnost Podgorica. It also serves as a venue for games that other Montenegrin teams play in European competitions, as it is the only Montenegrin stadium that fulfills UEFAstandards.
It is a frequent host of the
Montenegro national football team, and its debut match against Hungary was played there.
The stadium's original capacity was about 7,000 spectators, which expanded to 17,000 with the additions of the north and south stands. An eastern stand is planned to be built soon, which will bring the stadium's capacity to over 20,000.
The pitch measures 105 x 70 meters, and had its grass completely changed in 2006.
The stadium was burned completely during the 1950s, but was later rebuilt Fact|date=June 2008.
The north stand is home for FK Budućnost fans, popular
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