Bunyodkor Stadium is a multi-purpose stadium which is home to domestic side FC Bunyodkor and the Uzbekistan National Football Team. First opened in 2012, the stadium is capable of seating 34,000 and was designed by German architects GMP.
The new Bunyodkor Stadium was constructed on the site of the former MHSK Stadium which first opened in 1986. Home to Bunyodkor F.K for over 20 years, the facilities were slowly becoming outdated and rather than renovate them it was deemed easier to rebuild from scratch.
Demolished during the 2008/2009 season, the new stadium took a total of three years to build before reopening for a friendly match between Bunyodkor and Pakhtakor on 28th September 2012.
Undoubtedly on par with Europe’s finest football grounds, the new Bunyodkor Stadium has essentially become the new home of the Uzbekistan National Team. It replaces the ageing Pakhtakor Markaziy Stadium which first opened in 1956.
The first International fixture was played on 26th March 2013 against Lebanon. Whilst The 2014 World Cup qualifier failed to sell out, it did attract an impressive crowd of 31,197.