Key facts

Club: Videoton FC | Opening: 1967 | Capacity: 14,185 seats

History and description

The first home of Videoton, then still called VT Vasa, was at Berenyi Street, but between 1948 and 1963 they already intermittently played at the site where they would later build Sóstói Stadion.

Construction of Sóstói Stadion started in 1963 and was completed four years later. The stadium officially opened on the 30th of September 1967 with a friendly versus East-German side Erfurt.

The stadium back then was oval shaped, had an athletics track circling the pitch, and consisted mainly of open terraces.

The terraces got futher expanded in the mid 1970s, and further improvements were made in the early 1980s.

Sóstói Stadion underwent its next redevelopment in 2002 when the old main stand got demolished and replaced by a new one with corporate facilities, which opened in 2004.

In the 2000s, the stadium was part of several bids that Hungary made to host the European Championships, which would have raised capacity to over 30,0000, but none of the bids got selected.

Sóstói Stadion got converted into an all-seater in 2010, reducing capacity to its current total.

Getting there

Sóstói Stadium is located in the south of the city of Székesfehérvár, at about 1.5 kilometres from the main railway station and Székesfehérvár’s small city centre. The walk to the stadium will take 20 minutes at most.

There is very frequent train service to Székesfehérvár from Budapest-Déli railway station as well as from Siofok on Lake Balaton. The journey from Budapest takes 60 to 75 minutes, whereas that from Siofok takes less than an hour.

If arriving by car from the M7 motorway that runs just south of the city (from Budapest or Siofok), take exit 64 and follow for Székesfehérvár Centrum (first exit at the roundabout just after leaving the motorway). Follow Sárkeresztúri street for about 3 kilometres until arriving at a roundabout. Take the third exit onto Csíkvári street. The stadium lies 150 metres ahead on the left side of the road.

Address: Csíkvári u. 10., 8000 Székesfehérvár

Tickets

Tickets for Videoton games can be bought online, at the ticket office at Sóstói Stadion, at the Auchan supermarkets, at the tourist information office at Oskola utca 2-4 in the city centre, or at the AKOS ticket agency at Kossuth utca 13 also in the city centre.

Tickets are also generally available on the gate from two hours before the start of the match. Videoton practically never sells out a regular league match.

Ticket prices range from HUF 1,600 for a seat behind the goal to HUF 3,000 for a seat at the main stand.

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Relevant Internet links

Vidi.hu – Official website of Videoton FC.
Szekesfehervar.hu – Székesfehérvár tourist information.
Mav-start.hu – Check train times and fares.