|SK Flamurtari Vlorë
|1975, 2004-2013, 2014
|18,500 (SK Flamurtari Vlorë - FC Barcelona, 25/11/1987)
|Lagja Pavaresisë, Vlorë
Stadiumi Flamurtari – stadium description
The picturesque seaside city of Vlorë, one of Albania's largest urban areas, is home to well known club Flamurtari. The team uses centrally-located stadium bearing club's name as its base.
The building dates back to early 1960s. Already then local football was at high level domestically. Starting capacity of 6,500 proved insufficient eventually, thus the 1975 expansion to 11,000, in order to cope with growing demand.
Late 1980's was the heyday for Flamurtari, seeing two tryumphs in Albanian Cup. For a limited time attendnaces of 15,000 per game weren't surprising while the record was set during 1987 game against Barcelona in UEFA Cup.
So far, the largest renovation process to date was gradually carried out between 2004 and 2013. Complete renovation of the stands, floodlighting and new parking were among works delivered. By 2013 the stadium was complete, however already in 2014 further renovation of the main grandstand followed in order to meet higher UEFA requirements and give the stadium a more modern appearance.
The stadium now has a distinctive black and red western facade with a plaza and fountain in front of it. While the auditorium envelops the field entirely, it's not considered complete. Further reconstruction is planned in order to create a more atmospheric venue. Most importantly, all of the seats are to be covered in order to provide necessary shade for fans in the city, which receives roughly 3,000 hours of sunshine annually.