Stadionul Iuliu Bodola
|Clubs||FC Bihor Oradea|
|Record attendance||30,000 (Romania - Israel, 1984)|
Stadionul Iuliu Bodola – stadium description
Erected in 1924 it waited for glory until 1948, when local side IC Oradea won national championship. Another great event came in 1984 as Romania faced Israel in what was possibly the largest crowd seen here, in excess of 30,000. And third symbolic moment was the renaming in 2008, when football legend Iuliu Bodola was announced the stadium's patron.
For decades the Oradea stadium was one of very few in Romania to have a “football-specific” layout without a running track. The stands used to hold over 22,000 people, but since conversion to all-seating the number halved.
New design: Third Division team with €45-million stadium?
Less than four years ago, the club was re-established and started from the fifth division. It is currently competing in Ligue 3 but wants more. The sports development goes hand in hand with investments in infrastructure. In three years' time Club Atletic Oradea may play at the new stadium.