Slovakia’s first UEFA-compliant stadium opens

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A new soccer stadium in Trnava has become the first venue in Slovakia to meet UEFA criteria, reports The Slovak Spectator. Reconstruction of the Anton Malatincký stadium cost €30m (US$34m), of which €13.5m (US$15.4m) was allocated by the government.

The 19,000-seater stadium will be officially owned by the town of Trnava, but will be rented by construction company City Arena for 30 years. The stadium has already held its first match, between Spartak and Brazilian team Atlético Paranaense, in which the Brazilians defeated the Slovaks 2-0.

The stadium, which is directly connected to a nearby shopping mall, is also suitable for holding a range of other events, including music concerts.

August 26, 2015

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