Club: FC Chornomorets Odessa | Opening: 2011 | Capacity: 34,164 seats
History and description
Stadion Chornomorets was built in the place of the old Central Stadium that had been built in 1938.
The old stadium got demolished in 2008, after which construction of the new one began. It was hoped that the stadium might serve as a playing venue of the Euro 2012 tournament, but UEFA ruled this out due to uncertainties in the building schedule.
Stadion Chornomorets officially opened on 19 November 2011 with a league match between FC Chornomorets and FC Karpaty (2-2).
The stadium has a total of 558 VIP seats and a further 60 corporate boxes that can hold 1,602 people.
How to get to Stadion Chornomorets
Stadion Chornomorets is located in Shevchenko Park in central Odessa on the eastern side of the city centre.
The walk from the Potemkin Stairs and the Opera House takes 15 to 20 minutes, that from the main railway station, which lies further south, a few minutes more.
Address: Marazliyevskaya ulitsa 1/20, Odessa
Eat, drink, and sleep near Stadion Chornomorets
Stadion Chornomorets is located in the middle of Shevchenko Park in central Odessa. It is one of Odessa’s nicest parks and a favourite hangout of the locals on a nice day.
There are various bars and restaurants in the neighbourhood bordering the park, but Odessa’s city centre is only a short walk further away. Most of the action is on and around the lively Deribasivska and Katerynynska Streets. Further nightlife options – though only in the summer season – are located in the south of the city in the Arkadia district, which is also where the more popular beaches are.
There are various hotels near Stadion Chornomorets, including Hotel Black Sea Park, which is right in the stadium building. Other well-rated hotels at short walking distance of the stadium include Ayvazovsky Hotel, Geneva Park Hotel, and Bristol Hotel.
FC Chornomorets Tickets
Tickets for FC Chornomorets matches can be bought online via Ticketstream, at the ticket office at the stadium, at the branches of IMEX Bank, or at the ГОРПРЕССА news agents.
Centrally located IMEX Bank branches are at Panteleymonovskaya ulitsa 64 near the railway station, or at Lanzheronovskaya ulitsa 24 near the Opera House. There are many ГОРПРЕССА news agents all over the city and in the centre.
Ticket prices range from UAH 35.00 for a seat behind the goal to UAH 200.00 for a VIP seat at the main stand. Other tickets for the long sides range from UAH 65.00 to UAH 100.00. Tickets are a little more expensive for a number of high-profile matches.