Všesportovní Stadion (Pod lízátky) – until 2021
|Clubs||FC Hradec Králové|
|Renovations||1964, 1974, 2007, 2012|
|Design||František Steiner, František Čižek|
|Address||Všesportovní stadion, 500 09 Hradec Králové|
Všesportovní Stadion – historical stadium description
The largest stadium in Hradec Králové and one of the largest in the whole of the Czech Republic was opened in 1960, although it was not completely ready at the time. However, as the local club played in the top league, the demand for tickets was sometimes huge. Therefore, in the 1960/61 season, a record-breaking match against Slavia Prague (then Dynamo Prague) was watched here by as many as 25,000 spectators. The official seating capacity including benches was 17,000 spectators.
A new chapter in the venue's history began when FC Hradec Kralove began its march to the top league back in the 21st century. Between 2007 and 2011, a series of modernisations were carried out, after which only sectors equipped with chairs remained open for spectators, with a total of around 7,000 seats.
The stadium was known as 'Pod lízátky' (under the lollipops) because of its four 55 m high masts shaped like lollipops.
Between 2021 and 2023, the stadium was extensively rebuilt and virtually a new facility was built in its place, which only retained the characteristic floodlighting masts from the old arena.
Czech Republic: Stadium “under lollipops” in Hradec Králové approved
The construction of a new facility in Hradec Králové will soon begin. Its most characteristic elements will be lighting masts, which will be preserved from the old stadium.
New design: Here’s the stadium to be built under the lollipops
The name is sweet and so is the design: simple, yet attractive. After 6 years of efforts (!) finally the planning permission is within reach and construction should begin by year end.
Czech Rep: Hradec Kralove has to wait for new stadium
Project documentation tender had to be halted after one of the bidders filed official protest. Now building the 10,000-seat stadium in 2017 is getting unlikely.