Všesportovní Stadion (Pod lízátky)
|Clubs||FC Hradec Králové|
|Renovations||1964, 1974, 2007, 2012|
|Design||František Steiner, František Čižek|
|Address||Všesportovní stadion, 500 09 Hradec Králové|
Description: Všesportovní Stadion
The largest stadium in Hradec Kralove and one of the biggest across Czech Republic was opened in 1960, though hardly finished at that time. But as the local team played in the top league at that time, demand for tickets was very high and required a proper venue.
This is why during the 1960/61 the record game against Slavia Praha (then Dynamo Praha) drew stunning 25,000 people. Official capacity including benches was 17,000.
A new chapter in the stadium’s history began in the twenty-first century, after FC Hradec Kralove succeeded in again reaching the top league. Between 2007 and 2011 the stadium underwent several renovation works, resulting in all-seater capacity of over 7,000. However, the dated structure required replacement and a new stadium is planned.
The stadium is commonly known as “Under the lollipops”. This name refers to four 55-meter tall floodlight masts shaped to resemble lollipops.
Czech Republic: Stadium “under lollipops” in Hradec Králové approved
The construction of a new facility in Hradec Králové will soon begin. Its most characteristic elements will be lighting masts, which will be preserved from the old stadium.
New design: Here’s the stadium to be built under the lollipops
The name is sweet and so is the design: simple, yet attractive. After 6 years of efforts (!) finally the planning permission is within reach and construction should begin by year end.
Czech Rep: Hradec Kralove has to wait for new stadium
Project documentation tender had to be halted after one of the bidders filed official protest. Now building the 10,000-seat stadium in 2017 is getting unlikely.