Avanhard Stadium (Luhansk) - Zorya Luhansk Stadium Guide

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Last Updated: August 12, 2021

Aerial view of Luhansk Avanhard Stadium

Zorya Luhansk Stadium Guide

Stadium Facts

Team:Zorya Luhansk
Address: Avanhard Stadium, Luhansk, Luhansk Oblast, 91000
Record Attendance:40,000
Stadium Owner:Luhansk Oblast Administration
Operator:FC Zorya Luhansk
Stadium Names
Former Names:Kliment Voroshilov Stadium (1951-1961)
Construction Details
Renovated:1986, 2003, 2011

Avanhard Stadium (Luhansk) History

Avanhard Stadium in Luhansk originally opened in 1951 as the small Kliment Voroshilov Stadium with the capacity standing at less than 7,500 after opening. Renamed in 1961 after the military term “Vanguard”, a handful of stadiums across Ukraine such as in Uzhhorod and Lutsk became part of the Soviet Sports Society for Ukrainian industrial workers belonging to trade unions.

The stadium grew rapidly in size during the 1960s when it peaked at a capacity of 40,000 although renovations carried out in every subsequent decade decreased the overall size of the ground. The first notable program of modernisation occurred in 1986 when the capacity was reduced to 32,243 following European wide concerns about stadium safety after the disaster at Heysel.

The next major renovations occurred in 2003 after the ownership of the Avanhard Stadium transferred from Luhanskteplovoz to the Luhansk Oblast Administration which saw the capacity reduced to 22,288. The new owners created a larger amount of corporate hospitality features, and installed modern plastic seating in order to keep in line with match-day trends across the continent.

To date the highest level of football held in Luhansk Stadium has been the European Cup back during the 1973-1974 season although in recent years, the club participated in the play-off of stages of the 2014-2015 Europa League. The club defeated KF Laçi, and Molde FK but failed to progress to the group stages after being defeated by Feyenoord 5-4 on aggregate in an entertaining pair of matches.

The Stadium was damaged in July 2014 after a Mortar Attack by Pro-Russian Separists , but tenants FC Zorya Luhansk continue to play their home matches in the Donbass region unlike Shakhtar Donetsk who have temporarily vacated the 2009 built

Zorya Luhansk Info

Full Name:Football Club Zorya Luhansk
Rivals:Stal Altchevsk, Balkany Zorya
Team Colours:Red and Black
Club Mascot:Black and White Cat
Nicknames:Muzhyky (The Men)
Famous Players:Dmytro Khomchenovskyi, Mykyta Shevchenko, Vitaliy Vernydub
Famous Managers:Vadym Dobizha, German Zonin, Yuriy Vernydub, Yuriy Koval
Team Owner:Yevhen Heller
Team Goalscorer:Oleksandr Malyshenko (124)
Most Appearances:Anatoliy Kuksov (517)
Official Website:http://zarya-lugansk.com/home.php
Team Wikipedia:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/FC_Zorya_Luhansk

Avanhard Stadium (Luhansk) Seating Plan

Below is a seating plan of Zorya Luhansk's Avanhard Stadium (Luhansk):

Zorya Luhansk's stadium seating chart

Stand Photos

Luhansk’s Avanhard Stadium 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.

How to get to Avanhard Stadium (Luhansk)

Where is Avanhard Stadium (Luhansk)?


The stadium’s address for satnav is as follows:

Car Parks

Frequently Asked Questions

Who plays at Avanhard Stadium (Luhansk)?

Ukrainian side Zorya Luhansk play their home matches at Avanhard Stadium (Luhansk).

What is the capacity of Avanhard Stadium (Luhansk)?

As of 2024 Avanhard Stadium (Luhansk) has an official seating capacity of 10,321 for Football matches.

When was Avanhard Stadium (Luhansk) opened?

Avanhard Stadium (Luhansk) officially opened in 1951 and is home to Zorya Luhansk

What is the postcode for Avanhard Stadium (Luhansk)?

The postcode for Avanhard Stadium (Luhansk) is 91000.

Are there any Covid restrictions at the stadium?

Covid Restrictions may be in place when you visit Avanhard Stadium (Luhansk) in 2024. Please visit the official website of Zorya Luhansk for full information on changes due to the Coronavirus.