Club: FC Steaua București | Opening: 1974 | Capacity 28,000 seats
History and description
Stadionul Steaua officially opened on the 9th of April 1974 with a friendly match between Steaua and OFK Belgrade (2-2). The stadium was the first large football-specific stadium that opened in Romania.
Stadionul Steaua underwent a large renovation in 1996, which included a refurbishment of the interiors and the installation of proper seats on the stands. It underwent a further minor renovation in 2006 to make it eligible to host Champions League matches.
The stadium was a regular playing venue of the Romanian national team until the opening of the Arena Națională in 2011.
Stadionul Steaua is located in the south-west of Bucharest in the Ghencea district. The stadium lies about 5 kilometres from Bucharest’s city centre and almost 6 kilometres from Bucharest’s main rail station (Gara de Nord).
The stadium is best reached by tram. Tram 47 departs from the large Piața Unirii square in the city centre. Take the tram in the direction of Ghencea and get off at the end of the line. From there walk a few minutes further up the road to get to the stadium.
From the centre one can also take trolleybus 69 or 90, for example from metro stop Universitate. Take the bus in the direction of Valea Argesului and get off at stop Drumetul (on Bulevardul 1 Mai). From there it is a short walk south to reach the stadium.
From the Gara de Nord one can catch trolleybus 93. Take the bus in the direction of Valea Argesului and get off at stop Drumetul. Regular bus 105 is an alternative. Take the bus toward Valea Oltului and get off at stop Brasov.
There are also regular buses that connect the centre with the stadium. Bus 126, for example, can be taken from metro stop Piața Romana or Eroilor. Take the bus to its last stop Ghencea.
Bus 385 can be boarded at several places in the centre (e.g. Piața Unirii or metro Izvor). Take the bus in the direction of Valea Oltului and get off right in front of the stadium at stop Ghencea (or the stop after).
Address: 45 Bulevardul Ghencea, București
Tickets for Steaua București matches can be bought online, or at the ticket windows at Stadionul Steaua.
Tickets can generally also be bought at the gates of the stadium on the day of the match until half an hour before the start of the match. Steaua rarely sells out a regular home match.
Ticket prices depend on the opponent. Tickets for the cheapest matches range in price from RON 5.00 for a seat behind one of the goals to RON 30.00 for a central seat at the main stand. For higher-profile matches these are increased to between RON 10.00 to RON 60.00.
Steaua tend to play their European matches at the Arena Națională, and increasingly play their important league matches there as well. In this case, tickets can be bought at the ticket windows of the Arena Națională. Ticket prices are comparable.
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