Všesportovní Stadion (Pod lízátky) – until 2021

Capacity7 100
Country Czech Republic
CityHradec Králové
ClubsFC Hradec Králové
Retire year2021
Floodlights 1100 lux
Inauguration 1960
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.





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