Mladost Stadium Kruševac is a multi-purpose sports venue located in the central Serbian district of Rasina with the city of Kruševac. Used predominantly for the football matches of local football team FK Napredak Kruševac, the 2011-2012 rennovated ground has an all-seating capacity of 10,331.
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Mladost Stadium first opened in 1976 after a rapid construction period lasting just over 2 months. Built within the era of terraces, the original stadium was capable of accommodating 25,000 supporters in conditions which today wouldn’t be deemed safe by footballing bodies such as UEFA and FIFA.
Remaining relatively unchanged for over 35 years since opening, the first major reconstruction of the facilities took place in November 2011. Costing a reported 1.5 million euros, a new main stand was erected to complete the single-tier bowl structure which runs throughout the stadium.
Reopened six months later on 24th April, the rebuilt Stadion Mladost was selected as the neutral venue to host the 2012 Serbian Cup Final. The match attracted a crowd of 11,00o which currently holds the record for attendance, and it saw Red Star defeat Borac ?a?ak 2-0 with goals either side of half-time to secure their third Serbian Cup.
As one of the few purpose built football grounds in Serbia the stadium is commonly used to host matches of the Serbian Under 21 men’s team. Before Mladost was rebuilt it hosted a single friendly between Serbia and Montenegro v Bulgaria (1-2) on 27th March 2003.