Armavir Football Academy Stadium

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Armavir Football Academy Stadium
Armavir stad 18.07.2014.jpg
The Stadium in July 2014, during the FIFA "Live Your Goals" program
LocationArmavir, Armenia
OwnerFootball Federation of Armenia
Capacity4,000 (at completion)
Field size105 x 68 meters
Surfacegrass
Construction
Opened1980
2018 (expected)
Renovated2017-18
Tenants
Armavir (1980-2003)
1985 FIFA World Youth Championship

Coordinates: 40°09′53″N 44°02′43″E / 40.16472°N 44.04528°E / 40.16472; 44.04528

Armavir Football Academy Stadium (Armenian: Արմավիրի ֆուտբոլի ակադեմիայի մարզադաշտ), known as Jubilee Stadium or Yubileynyi Stadion (Armenian: Հոբելյանական մարզադաշտ) until 2017, is a football stadium in Armavir, Armenia, currently under redevelopment. The all-seater stadium is expected to hold up to 4,000 seats at its completion during spring 2019, to become the largest sport venue in the Armavir Province.

The stadium will become part of the Armavir Football Academy currently being constructed by the Football Federation of Armenia.[1] However, the infrastructure of the stadium is outdated, as it had never been renovated since its inauguration.

History[edit]

The stadium was originally opened in 1980 as the Jubilee Stadium (Yubileynyi Stadion in Russian), at the occasion of the 60th anniversary of the establishment of the Soviet rule in Armenia. At its inauguration, the stadium had 2 separate; eastern and western stands, with a capacity of around 10,000 spectators. It was home to FC Armavir until 2003 when the club was dissolved and retired from professional football.

In 1985, the stadium hosted a single match in the group stage of the FIFA World Youth Championship hosted by the Soviet Union.

Redevelopment[edit]

On 4 February 2016, the ownership of the stadium was transferred to the Football Federation of Armenia by the decision of the government. It is envisaged to upgrade the stadium with an investment of around US $ 1.65 million.[2]

In mid-2017, a large-scale reconstruction process was launched by the Football Federation of Armenia. The eastern stand was entirely removed and replaced with an artificial-turf training pitch. The main stand is currently under reconstruction to become an all-seater one with 4,000 seats. The stadium will have an up-to-date natural pitch, along with 2 additional nearby training fields. The redevelopment works are expected to be completed by the end of 2017.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ֆուտբոլը «թափանցել» է գյուղեր. Aravot (in Armenian). 21 August 2008. Retrieved 10 April 2014.
  2. ^ Football development in Armavir Province