Stadion pod Tumbe Kafe
|100 (VIP seats)|
|Clubs||FK Pelister Bitola|
|Address||Gradski stadion bb, 7000 Bitola, Macedonia|
Description: Pod Tumbe Kafe
Located just at the basis of Baba mountain in 80,000-people town of Bitola, the ground became infamous in 1992 due to riots that broke out before Pelister-Vardar game that never took place as a result. Parts of the south stand were destroyed by fire and fences torn down. Some people began calling it “Stadium of Death” since then, despite there being no information of casualties.
Everyday use isn’t that dramatic, thankfully. Two stands of the ground that together hold 6,100 spectators are usually occupied in only a small part, with not even 1,000 people in attendance. South side, traditionally reserved for local fanatics Čkembari is sometimes closed due to no seats and low demand.
New design and construction: Finally a move in Macedonia
It’s one of the country’s most important stadiums and yet it had to wait for roughly a decade to get any of the promised redevelopment works. “Miraculously” they begin just before the elections…
Macedonia: „Waiting for the stadium in Bitola!” And waiting…
This stadium should not be approved for professional use by players and fans. But it is, because there’s nothing better to host games. No wonder the outraged fans have been appealing for changes for a year.
Macedonia: Frightening accident and great help by rival fans
As visiting supporters were being pushed out of the stadium, a grenade exploded. Antagonistic home fans took care of those injured when medical services proved insufficient.
Macedonia: UEFA to co-finance floodlights at 5 stadiums
The Macedonian football association reached an agreement with UEFA to mount floodlight masts at five top tier stadiums. The operation should cost €3.7 million.