Club: FC Baník Ostrava | Opening: 1959 | Capacity: 17,372 seats
History and description
Stadion Bazaly was built in the 1950s as a replacement for Baník’s old Stará Střelnice stadium, which failed to meet league requirements.
Stadion Bazaly officially opened on the 19th of April 1959 with a match between Baník and Ústí na Labem (2-3). It could initially hold about 30,000 spectators.
The stadium remained mostly the same for the next four decades until it underwent several renovations in the early 2000s. These included the construction of a small new main stand with VIP facilities.
Stadio Bazaly has significantly aged over the years, and currently needs dispensation to host top league matches. It does not have permission to host any international matches.
How to get to Stadion Bazaly
Stadion Bazaly is located just over a kilometre north-east of Ostrava’s old town. The walk from the central market square takes about 20 minutes.
From Ostrava’s main rail station, which lies further toward the north, it is a good 30 minutes walking to the stadium.
Alternatively, take trolleybus 101 to the stadium. Take the bus in the direction of Michálkovice and get off at stop Stadion Bazaly. The journey takes just over 10 minutes.
Trolleybus 108 toward Sokola Tumy is an alternative, but takes a little longer to arrive.
From the old town, trolleybus 104 and 109 are alternatives. Take the buses from Českobratrská avenue and get off at stop Stadion Bazaly. It is a short journey.
Address: Bukovanského 4/1028, 710 00 Slezská Ostrava
Banik Ostrava Tickets
Tickets for Baník Ostrava matches can be bought online, or in person at the club office at the stadium, or at the club shop at Nová Karolina shopping centre in Ostrava’s city centre.
Tickets can also be bought one the gate from an hour before kickoff.
Ticket prices start at CZK 60.00 for a seat behind the goal and range up to CZK 150.00 for a seat at the covered main stand.
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Photo credits: Darwinek