Štadión Antona Malatinského – until 2013
|135 (VIP seats)|
|78 (Press seats)|
|Clubs||FC Spartak Trnava|
|Last renovation year||2006|
|Renovations||1963, 1968, 1972, 1973, 1976, 1997, 2001, 2006|
|Address||Športová 1, 917 60 Trnava|
Štadión Antona Malatinského – historical stadium description
The stadium nearly at the heart of Trnava was built back in 1921, before Spartak Trnava even began to function. Initially it had one wooden grandstand, later with remaining sides built on landfill. The west side was rebuilt to concrete in 1963 and in 1968 an even greater eastern stand was added, leaving little room for the running track that existed beforehand.
Final transition from athletic to football-specific mode went on in1972-73, when both ends were rebuilt into large open terraces. At that time and even more from 1978 onwards (after floodlight installation) it was among the best across Czechoslovakia. Years later, in 1997, it was converted into an all-seater, setting the final capacity below the 19,000 for its late years.
From 1998 onwards it beared the name of Anton Malatinsky, famous player and coach who died several years before. Aside from Spartak’s games, it also hosted other events, notably the U21 Euro 2000.
Its history ends in 2013, when complete reconstruction into City Arena began. Interestingly, the west side was retained in a way. Its prefabricates were replaced completely, but the shape was maintained.
Slovakia: Record low turnout for top league
Slovan Bratislava draws just over 1,000 people per game and not even all the time. Even the title favourites Zilina fall far short of filling their stadium. This seasons sees all-time low for crowd size in the Fortuna Liga.
New construction: City Arena
Second largest football project in Slovakia joins our database thanks to the help of Spartak Trnava. After demolition of national Tehelne Pole we can now show you how old stands gave way in Trnava, soon to be replaced by City Arena.
Slovakia: Construction in Trnava to start soon
Second half of September should see the groundbreaking ceremony and cornerstone installation at the City Arena construction site. Meanwhile already now the three old stands are almost completely destroyed, making way for new structures.
New design: Štadión Antona Malatinského
First major re development in Slovakia has just began. Not along the design from a few years back, but a new, perhaps more impressive one. Stadium conjoined with ‘City Arena’ shopping mall will be cost some €76 million and be built with private funding.