Bozsik József Stadion – until 2019
|Clubs||Budapest Honved FC|
|Other names||Szent Imre herceg útjai Stadion (1946-1986)|
|Renovations||1945-1947, 1955, 1967, 1990, 2006|
|Record attendance||30 000 (Honved - Tatabánya, 1957)|
Bozsik Stadion – historical stadium description
The first venue in this location was built back in 1913 and soon received the nickname “Dragon’s Den” from opposition teams. It was first redeveloped in 1927 just to be destroyed in a fire in 1935. Thankfully, repair works led to a new ground being opened in 1938.
Work was still ongoing a few months before WWII broke out and again brought destruction to the stadium. This time renovations came more rapidly – in 1945, when war still hasn’t ended. huge popularity of football around 1950’s led to higher demand and so the ground was expanded in 1955 to reach the record attendance of 30,000 in 1957. A decade later floodlights were lit for the first time.
Starting October 1986 the stadium bears the name of Jozsef Bozsik, who represented Hungery in 101 games, doing the same for the colours of Honved almost 450 times! four years from that date last modernization so far took place at the main stand. Later the pitch has been relayed and 5,500 individual seats installed. Together with some 4,000 spots at terracing, Bozsik Stadion can accommodate around 9,5000 people.
Budapest: Bozsik almost finished but still late
It was expected to be delivered in June, then in November. November it is but final works will move into December. Bozsik Stadion, or Bozsik Aréna (as the new facade signage says), should be granted permit for use this year but likely won't open until 2021.
Budapest: Honved stadium subsidised with funding for COVID-19 mitigation
The Hungarian government decided to redistribute COVID-19 mitigation funds, aiding numerous projects nationwide with additional funds. But the addition of HUF 6.6 billion for Bozsik Stadion makes the building extraordinarily expensive.
Budapest: Honvéd to also have a new stadium
After Ferencváros and MTK another Budapest-based football club is getting a brand new stadium. Contract signed, we should see construction begin in 2019 and end in 2020.
Hungary: Billions for new stadiums in 2015
They opened three new stadiums in 2014. This year works are to commence or progress at 22 (!) major projects. The government plans to spend 67.144 billion forints.
New design: Another modern stadium in Budapest?
While work is nearing completion at Ferencváros’s new stadium, another project awaits implementation. This time it’s the southern club Honved planning a new ground with federal support.
Hungary: A stadium revolution in the making?
Along with the football federation of Hungary, Wiktor Obran’s government approved a resolution that envisaged 27 stadiums of two top leagues being thoroughly renovated by 2016! After Budapest and Debrecen already two new stadium projects are planned for launch.