Stadion FK Partizan
|1204 (VIP seats)|
|216 (Press seats)|
|First game||9/10/1949 (Yugoslavia - France 1-1)|
|Address||Humska 1, 11000 Beograd|
Description: Stadion FK Partizan
Works on the new stadium atop the Topčider Hill were launched soon after WWII, in 1948. Earlier in this location, at Humska St., a smaller ground of BSK Beograd (later known as OFK Beograd) was located.
First game at the new, twice bigger ground (50,000 compared to previous 25,000), was played already in October 1949, before the actual delivery of the stadium. Official opening took place in 1951.Because of the stadium being owned by JNA, Yugoslav People's Army (largely built by soldiers), it's been known as the Stadion JNA, sometimes still called that way today.
The concrete-based stands spanning across 150x236m have 30 rows throughout the stadium and haven't changed almost completely since the opening. Of course there were seat installations (latest in 2014), skyboxes created and other new amenities, but the overall structure remains as it was in 1949, along the north-west – south-east axis.
First electronic scoreboard here was installed in 1957 and it operated until 2012 (!), when new LED lighting was installed. New floodlighting was also installed, but despite large plans from 2006 the stadium hasn't seen any major make-over.
Since 1989 it's owned by FK Partizan, who have been the anchor tenants since 1949. Little known is the fact that derby rivals Crvena Zvezda also played host here for four consecutive years, until their Marakana opened in 1963.
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Serbia: No national stadium in Belgrade
According to Novosti, the vision of a brand new stadium in Belgrade is already dead. Instead, both major clubs from the capital will see investments into their stadia.
Belgrade: National stadium to be built in Zemun
Capacity of the planned stadium in Belgrade will still be 50,000. But its location has changed to Zemun, the north-western district of Serbia’s capital city.
Serbia: Site examinations for new national stadium
On Monday the Serbian football federation will visit two sites considered as potential locations of new national stadium. None of them lies near central Belgrade.
Belgrade: Partizan to finally get their stadium back?
There’s a chance for mutual understanding and agreement, which would give the Partizan stadium back to Partizan. Currently the Serbian Ministry of Defense considers itself the owner.
Serbia: State to co-fund national stadium
After poor performance in Euro 2016 qualifiers, Serbia wants to rebuild its position partly with a new national stadium. Up to 60% of the project would be state-funded.
Belgrade: Partizan stadium finally black and white
After numerous appeals from supporters, Partizan is now replacing all seats at the stadium to new ones in club colours. The project is done with Carlsberg breweries, who are to receive an advertising sign made of the seats in return.
Serbia: Stadiums hide mass graves?
With domestic football taking a break, the sports world in Serbia took a blast too. New information indicates that stadiums across the country may be hiding mass graves from after WWII. Partizan’s stadium was the first to be pointed at.
Serbia: Partizan loses stadium battle in court
It's been almost two decades since the dispute over proper ownership of Stadion Partizan began. On tuesday Belgrade high court decided to agree with Ministry of Defence and denied the club rights to the ground. Partizan assure appeal will follow.
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Serbia: Vojvodina to invade Belgrade, great initiative for fans
Wednesday will see first Cup final without either Crvena Zvezda or Partizan since the end of Yugoslavia. The match will still be played in Belgrade and Vojvodina Novi Sad plan an invasion – they’re offering tickets and transport to their fans for free.