A. Le Coq Arena
Club: FC Flora Tallinn | Opening: 2001 | Capacity: 10,340 seats
History and description
The A. Le Coq Arena, previously called Lillekula Stadium, is the largest football stadium of Estonia and the home of the national team.
The stadium was built in 2001, and replaced Kadriorg Stadium as Estonia’s principal football venue. Lillekula Stadium officially opened on 2 June 2001 with the Estonia vs Netherlands World Cup qualifier (2-4).
One year later, the stadium got renamed A. Le Coq Arena following a naming rights sponsorship deal with a local beer brewer.
The A. Le Coq Arena has been selected to host the 2018 European Super Cup. The stadium will be expanded to a capacity of 15,000 for the occasion.
How to get to A. Le Coq Arena
The A. Le Coq Arena is located in the south-west of Tallinn at roughly 2 kilometres from the southern edge of Tallinn’s old town. The walk from Tallinn’s old town takes a little under 30 minutes.
The stadium lies a short walk away from train station Lillekula. There is very frequent service from Tallinn’s main railway station to Lillekula, which is one the routes towards Passkula in the south-west of Tallinn and beyond. The journey takes only 3 minutes.
Alternatively, you can also catch a train to Kitsekula station, which is at similar distance from the A. Le Coq Arena as Lillekula station. It is one the routes going towards the town of Aegviidu in the east of Estonia. The journey takes 5 minutes. Service is slightly less frequent than towards Lillekula though.
There are furthermore various buses and trams that can be used to get to the stadium. Tram 3 and 4 run along the wide Parnu Maantee avenue east of the stadium and can be useful if coming from the east of the centre. Get off at stop Vineeri or Tallinn-Vaike, from where it’s a 10-minute walk to the stadium.
Bus 5, 18, 20, 20A, 28, 32, and 36 also run along Parnu Maantee, while bus 23 stops closer to the stadium (stop Kotka) but takes a longer route to get there.
Address: Asula 4c, 11312 Tallinn
Eat, drink, and sleep near A. Le Coq Arena
The A. Le Coq Arena lies hemmed in between railway lines and other sports facilities. The surroundings are mostly leafy quiet residential neighbourhoods and there is little around in terms of eating and drinking, which is better done in Tallinn’s pleasant city centre.
There aren’t any hotels directly near the A. Le Coq Arena, but Tatari 53 Hotel, Lillekula Hotel, and Nepi Hotell are some basic but decent options within 10 minutes walking from the stadium. The Kreutzwald Hotel is a higher-end alternative a little further away while there are also plenty of apartment rentals in the area.
Flora Tallinn Tickets
Tickets for Flora Tallinn games can be bought on the gate before the start of the match. Expect to pay €5.00 for a ticket.
Flora never sell out in the league, and while their attendances are the highest in Estonia, the typical match isn’t attended by more than a few hundred spectators.
Flora may play a number of low-profile games at the smaller adjacent Sportland Arena.