Ovcha Kupel Stadium

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Last Updated: July 11, 2015

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exterior of Ovcha Kupel Stadium

Stadium Overview

Team: Slavia

Address: Sofia

Capacity: 15,992

Opened: 1930

Further Reading

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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.

Stadium Guide

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.

Stands

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

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

Matchday Experience

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By Football Tripper

Last Updated: July 11, 2015

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