Ovcha Kupel Stadium - Slavia Stadium Guide

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Last Updated: January 5, 2021

exterior of Ovcha Kupel Stadium

Ovcha Kupel or Slavia Stadium as it is commonly referred to has been the home ground of Slavia Sofia since 1958. Capable of seating 15,992 it is currently the home ground of Bulgaria’s Under 21s team, and is currently set to undergo expansion to 24,000.

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Ovcha Kupel Stadium History

The current version of Ovcha Kupel Stadium first opened in 1958, with the original ground located on the same site dating back to the 1920s. Forming part of a wider sporting complex as per is customary for municipally owned stadiums in Bulgaria, the ground today is capable of seating 15,992 supporters.

In recent years starting in 2009, it is has officially been recognised as the home stadium of Bulgaria’s Under 21s National Team.

In April 2014 PFC Slavia announced that they have enlisted the help of German company IFS in order to expand the stadium to 24,000 in the next few years, with the possibility of expansion to 33,000 via temporary seating.

Targeting a completion date of 2020, the plan is to build a stadium capable of hosting International matches of the Bulgarian Men’s Team, and has been backed by the Bulgarian Football Union.

Ovcha Kupel Stadium Seating Plan

Below is a seating plan of Slavia's Ovcha Kupel Stadium:

PFC Slavia Sofia supporters inside the stadium

Stand Photos

Ovcha Kupel is comprised of four stands: North, East, South and West.

Click the thumbnails above to enlarge an image of each stand and to read a more detailed description of each part of the Stadium.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Who plays at Ovcha Kupel Stadium?

Bulgarian side Slavia play their home matches at Ovcha Kupel Stadium.

What is the capacity of Ovcha Kupel Stadium?

As of 2024 Ovcha Kupel Stadium has an official seating capacity of 15,992 for Football matches.

When was Ovcha Kupel Stadium opened?

Ovcha Kupel Stadium officially opened in 1930 and is home to Slavia

Are there any Covid restrictions at the stadium?

Covid Restrictions may be in place when you visit Ovcha Kupel Stadium in 2024. Please visit the official website of Slavia for full information on changes due to the Coronavirus.