|Address||Jivanu 2, Malatia-Sebastia district, Yerevan|
Banants Stadion – stadium description
Created initially in 2003, the Banants stadium in western Yerevan received its professional-football standard in 2006-08, in a UEFA-aided upgrade. Initially it was part of Banants' training complex, which to date has 3 full-size fields and 4 smaller ones, mostly placed north of the main stadium.
The stadium's opening capacity was roughly 3,600, however with further upgrades it grew to almost 5,000 by 2011. This is also when construction of the membrane roof atop the northern main stand was launched. With sunken stands placed just beside the field, sightlines are very good, including that of... drivers. In the north south there is, interestingly, a street protruding into the stadium.
West of the stadium is the main club building with dressing rooms and extensive facilities, including offices, cafe, hotel rooms, open-air swimming pool and more.
The stadium played host to numerous Armenian football games, of course largely domestic Banants fixtures, but also European qualifiers. In 2016 it also hosted the U19 Euro qualifiers. Due to outstanding infrastructure, the complex is regularly used as a training base for teams from numerous countries.