Stadionul Național (1953)

Stadionul Național (Romanian pronunciation: [stadiˈonul nat͡sioˈnal], The National Stadium) was a multi-purpose stadium in Bucharest, Romania. The stadium held 60,120 people.

Stadionul Național
Former namesStadionul August 23 (1953-90)
LocationBucharest, Romania
OwnerMunicipality of Bucharest
OperatorRomania national football team
Capacity60,120 (football, rugby)
70,000 (concerts)
Construction
Built1953
OpenedAugust 2, 1953
ClosedNovember 22, 2007
DemolishedDecember 18, 2007 – February 20, 2008
Tenants
Romania national football team
FC Steaua București
FC Dinamo București

History

It was built in 1953, for the 4th World Festival of Youth and Students. According to the book București published in 1968 by Institutul Proiect București, Complexul Sportiv August 23 was designed by the well known architect Vily Juster.

It was first known as Stadionul August 23, and later on as Stadionul Național. The sports complex that included Național Stadium, is named Lia Manoliu after the famous Romanian athlete.

It was used mostly for football matches.

It hosted numerous concerts after the 1989 Revolution, including Michael Jackson's Dangerous World Tour concert on October 1, 1992, as well as the HIStory World Tour concert on September 14, 1996.

In October 2005, it was decided to rebuild the stadium completely; however, initially no funding was found, so some repairs proceeded in lieu of rebuilding. Later, funds became available and the rebuilding is expected to begin in November 2007. The plan calls for completion of a new five-star arena by April 2010. The last football match played was a 6-1 win against Albania on November 21, 2007. After the match, a few seats were removed from the stadium, as a symbolic start of the rebuilding operations. The stadium has subsequently been demolished to make room for a new one.

Attendance

List of matches of Romania national football team on National Stadium (former August 23), with more than 80,000 persons.

DateHome teamScoreAway teamAttendanceRef
September 28, 1955 Romania1–0 Belgium90.000[1]
October 26, 1958 Romania1–2 Hungary90.000[2]
September 18, 1955 Romania2–3 East Germany90.000[3]
November 16, 1969 Romania1–1 Greece62.577[4]
October 25, 1953 Romania0–1 Czechoslovakia90.000[5]
May 29, 1955 Romania2–2 Poland80.000[6]
November 25, 1962 Romania3–1 Spain72.762[7]
May 30, 1965 Romania1–0 Czechoslovakia80.000[8]
May 12, 1963 Romania3–2 East Germany80.000[9][10]
May 22, 1960 Romania0–2 Czechoslovakia80.000[11]
May 14, 1972 Romania2–2 Hungary60.300[12]
April 16, 1983 Romania1–0 Italy80.000[13]
June 1, 1975 Romania2–2 Scotland52.203[14]
October 15, 1980 Romania2–1 England80.000[15][16]
November 3, 1957 Romania3–0 Greece54.465[17]
September 29, 1957 Romania1–1 Yugoslavia68.758[18]
November 8, 1959 Romania1–0 Bulgaria80.000[19]
August 2, 1959 Romania0–0 Soviet Union80.000[20]
November 2, 1958 Romania3–0 Turkey70.000[21]
October 9, 1955 Romania1–1 Bulgaria70.000[22]
October 12, 1969 Romania1–0 Portugal58.573[23]

References

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Preceded by
Estadio Olímpico Universitario
 Mexico
Universiade
1981
Succeeded by
Commonwealth Stadium
 Canada

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