Club: none | Opening: 2019 | Capacity: 21,690 seats
History and description
Air Albania Stadium, also often referred to as Arena Kombëtare, is the new Albanian national stadium that replaced Qemal Stafa Stadium that had stood at the same site.
Plans for the construction of a new national stadium were announced in 2010. Demolition of the old national stadium started in 2016 after which the national team moved to the Elbasan Arena for its home matches.
Construction works took three years and the stadium officially opened on 17 November 2019 with the Euro qualifier between Albania and France (0-2).
Air Albania Stadium does not have a permanent club occupant but may host the occasional high-profile match from Tirana or Partizani.
How to get to Air Albania Stadium
Air Albania Stadium is located right in the centre of Tirana at about a kilometre south of Skanderbeg Square and just east of the Blloku entertainment district.
The stadium is at easy walking distance of most central locations. From any destinations further out make your way to the centre by bus or taxi.
Eat, drink, and sleep near Air Albania Stadium
Air Albania Stadium is located right next to the Blloku district which is packed with bars and restaurants so there is plenty of entertainment around.
The stadium can be walked to from pretty much any hotel in the city centre so there are plenty of options to choose from. Click here for an overview of hotels near Air Albania Stadium and in Tirana’s city centre.
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