Club: HNK Rijeka | Opening: 1912 | Capacity: 10,600 seats
History and description
Stadion Kantrida officially opened on the 1st of June 1912 with a friendly between Victorije and Građanskog. The site of the stadium was earlier used as a stone quarry.
The stadium became the home of Rijeka in 1946, and got extensively renovated in the 1950s. At that time, it could hold about 25,000 spectators.
Stadion Kantrida received a last refurbishment in 2010. It is also used for athletics events and concerts.
Stadion Kantrida is located right on the Adriatic coast toward the west of the city of Rijeka. It lies just under 5 kilometres from Rijeka’s historic city centre and rail station.
From the centre one can reach the stadium by following Krešimirova Ul. (which runs in front of the station) west. The stadium will lie down near the coast on the left side of the road.
If coming from the A7 motorway (which runs north of the city), take exit 5, and follow the D304 toward the city. After almost 3 kilometres make a sharp right onto Liburnijska Ul. and follow until you see the floodlights on your left.
The stadium can be reached from Rijeka’s historic centre with bus 1.
Address: Portić 3, 51000 Rijeka
Eat, drink, and sleep
Stadion Kantrida is one of the most picturesquely located stadiums in the world, though while right along the Adriatic coast and even boasting an adjacent beach, it is not in one of the most lively areas of Rijeka. While one can find a local drink, eating and drinking is best done in Rijeka’s pleasant historic centre.
There are no hotels near Stadion Kantrida, but there are some options to rent an apartment in the area such as Apartment Mira and Apartments Skoljka. Otherwise there is a good selection of hotels in and around Rijeka’s historic centre.
Tickets for Rijeka matches can be bought at the club office at Stadion Kantrida, or at one of the other pre-sale points.
Pre-sale points include the iNovine news agencies, of which several can be found in Rijeka’s historic centre, the Sabrage pub in the Tsrat area, the Mirage bar north of the stadium, the Phanas bar in the historic centre, and the Foto Kurti shops.
Tickets are also available on the gate from two hours before the start of the match.
Ticket prices typically start at HRK 10.00 or HRK 20.00 for a seat behind the goal, and range up to between HRK 30.00 and HRK 100.00 for a seat at one of the sides. Prices are increased to between HRK 20.00 and HRK 120.00 for a few high-profile matches.
For more information call +385 (0) 51 612 044.
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