Bazaly Stadium is a football ground located in Czech Republic’s third largest city, Ostrava, next to the Ostravice River. Home to First League FC Baník Ostrava since opening in 1959, the 10,039 capacity ground was most recently renovated in 2003, with a new pitch laid in time for the 2004 season.
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Bazaly Stadium History
Bazaly Stadium first opened on 19th April 1959 in order to replace the club’s former Stará st?elnice stadium which failed to meet the league’s requirements due to the pitch being covered in slag. Despite appearing to be constructed in a design which is resembles other municipally owned stadiums across Europe, the stadium is privately owned by FC Bank Ostrava.
Whilst the stadium’s basic structure has changed very little since first opening, modest renovations have occurred over the years which have resulted in the capacity being slowly reduced from the initial 30,000.
The ground was somewhat modernised in 2003 after the club spent 1 million euros improving the facilities. The money was used across several areas including on the installation of blue plastic seating, on the refurbishment of the changing rooms, and on VIP areas and press centre.
A season later in 2004 a more durable pitch was laid, and ten years later the stadium was expanded to 10,039. However the ground still fails to meet the International requirements of both FIFA and UEFA, and thus Ostrava cannot host matches of the Czech Republic national team.
Currently there are plans being formulated to demolish the ground and to relocate the team to the City Stadium in Vitkovice in 2016.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Who plays at Bazaly Stadium?
Czech side Baník Ostrava play their home matches at Bazaly Stadium.
What is the capacity of Bazaly Stadium?
As of 2023 Bazaly Stadium has an official seating capacity of 10,039 for Football matches.
When was Bazaly Stadium opened?
Bazaly Stadium officially opened in 1959 and is home to Baník Ostrava
What is the postcode for Bazaly Stadium?
The postcode for Bazaly Stadium is 710 00.
Are there any Covid restrictions at the stadium?
Covid Restrictions may be in place when you visit Bazaly Stadium in 2023. Please visit the official website of Baník Ostrava for full information on changes due to the Coronavirus.