Stadion Kantrida

HNK Rijeka

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The stadium Kantrida is a football stadium in the Croatian city of Rijeka. It can accommodate 10,600 spectators and serves the club HNK Rijeka as homestead.

The stadium Kantrida in Rijeka, a Croatian town in the Kvarner Bay, was built in 1912. It was opened in the same year with a friendly match between Victoria and HŠK Građanski Zagreb. Victoria used the stadium until the end of the First World War, before the club disbanded. 1926 found himself with the newly founded U.S. Fiumane, an Italian club, a new tenant, whose existence time but this ended in 1945 again. HNK Rijeka was founded in 1946 then. The club still exists today, uses the stadium as a home stadium Kantrida. HNK was up twice today Croatian Cup winners and some times second in the Croatian league behind series champion Dinamo Zagreb.

The stadium has a capacity of 10,600 Kantrida spectators. Once the capacity of the stadium was 25,000 spectators, but by UEFA security regulations, the capacity was reduced several years ago to the now valid 10,600. In the stadium twice so far renovations took place, namely in 1951 and 1958. Moreover, in 1975 floodlights were installed. In course of time the name of the stadium changed several times. So it was in the days of U.S. Fiumane Stadio Comunale del Littorio, as were at that time, shortly before and during the Second World War, parts of present-day Croatia, including Rijeka Fascist Italy. Since the end of World War II it says stadium Kantrida.