The PARTIZAN STADIUM (Serbian : Стадион Партизанa /
Stadion Partizana) is a football and track-and-field stadium in
Autokomanda , municipality of
Savski Venac ,
It carried the name JNA STADIUM (Serbian : Стадион ЈНА (Стадион Југословенске народне армије) / Stadion JNA (Stadion Jugoslovenske narodne armije)) for a long time and was the site of Youth Day parade. Even today, the majority of football fans in all countries of the former SFR Yugoslavia call it by its old name. Partizan fans, the Grobari , call it also Fudbalski hram (English : The Temple of Football). The stadium has four stands: the south, north, west and east. Before conversion to an all-seater stadium , the ground had a capacity of 50,000 people.
There were plans to replace the current stadium with a new one. Swiss companies Mob Lab and Marazzi-Paul presented a project of a 38,000 seated stadium with commercial contents. The construction was supposed to start in 2006 but it was postponed and later cancelled.
* 1 History * 2 Structures and facilities * 3 Proposed new stadium * 4 Other uses * 5 See also * 6 Gallery * 7 References * 8 External links
Construction of the stadium was started after World War II, on the
site of BSK STADION, which was a 25,000 seat stadium that hosted the
Yugoslav national team as well as
BSK Beograd . The stadium was built
with the help of the Yugoslav People's Army, in the period between
1948 and 1951. Although the stadium was not completely finished, the
first match was Yugoslavia against France on 9 October 1949, which
ended 1–1. The ground was officially opened on Yugoslav People\'s
Army Day , on 22 December 1951. Monument to relay carriers near
From 1957 to 1987 the stadium was the site of
Youth Day parade. Every
year on 25 May the
Relay of Youth were held in Socialist Federal
Republic of Yugoslavia . Participants carried a baton with a birthday
message to President
Josip Broz Tito
The stadium was a site of the 7th European Athletics Championship which was held from 12 to 16 September 1962.
In April 1989, Partizan
On September 2010, Partizan stadium was reorganized in a few places
UEFA Champions League
In March 2012, the old scoreboard was replaced with a new LED display
after 55 years of service. On 7 September 2012, Partizan Belgrade
announced a sponsorship agreement between the
STRUCTURES AND FACILITIES
Grobari at the south stand.
PROPOSED NEW STADIUM
In 2006 the current stadium was to be redesigned by Swiss firm Mob Lab. The capacity of the new Partizan stadium would have been approximately 38,000 seats with a modern business park filled with hotels, office buildings, tennis courts and multiplex cinema.
Beside sport events, the stadium is also a place for various concerts and shows. The stadium facilities and acoustics meet demands of local artists and international superstars.
Bijelo Dugme headlined a day-long event, called "Rock spektakl
'79", at the stadium on 22 September 1979. Other acts to appear on the
YU grupa ,