Stadion Rujevica

Capacity6 134
Country Croatia
CityRijeka
ClubsNK Rijeka
Inauguration 30/07/2015
Opening game 02/08/2015 (HNK Rijeka - Lokomotiva Zagreb, 3-1)
Construction 10/2014 - 12/2015
Record attendance 5,776 (HNK Rijeka - Dinamo Zagreb, 19/04/2016)
Cost € 24 million
Design ZDL Arhitekti
Address Rujevica 10, 51000, Rijeka, Croatia

Description: Stadion Rujevica

Long-anticipated training complex for HNK Rijeka finally began growing in 2014 as a public-private partnership, engaging HNK Rijeka and the city, which owned 30% of the shares. For some €24 million new training/reserve stadium and three pitches (two full-size) were built. This is how much space was available in the constraints of Rijeka’s topography.

Construction took very short, exactly 321 days from groundbreaking. This enabled opening already in July 2015. The western grandstand is covered and offers several skyboxes, media facilities and other requirements to satisfy European demands. Meanwhile the east side is open and a very modest (and very cage-alike) south stand serves as the away section.

Following inauguration, the project designed by ZDL Arhitekti and managed by Mack Project Engineering underwent further works. The main grandstand received an aesthetic boost thanks to new outer cladding.

With reconstruction of the old Kantrida stadium being delayed, Stadion Rujevica became the temporary home of HNK Rijeka, meeting basic needs of the club.

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