Stadium Puskás Ferenc


Stadium Puskás Ferenc

Infobox Stadium
stadium_name = Puskás Ferenc Stadion
nickname = Népstadion


fullname = Puskás Ferenc Stadion
location = Budapest, Hungary
built = 1948
opened = 1953
renovated =
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demolished =
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former_names = "Népstadion" (People's Stadium)
tenants = Hungary

seating_capacity =
68,976
dimensions =
105 x 70 m

Stadium Puskás Ferenc (Hungarian: Puskás Ferenc Stadion) is a multi-use stadium in Budapest, Hungary. It is currently used mostly for football matches. The all-seater stadium holds 68,976. The original capacity was 104,000.

It was built between 1948 and 1953 using many volunteers, including soldiers. Less than one year later, on 23 May 1954, England suffered its worst defeat ever here (7-1).

The stadium is named after Ferenc Puskás, widely regarded as the best striker in the world in his time and Hungary's greatest footballer ever, who was a star of the national team during its glory years of the late 1940s and early 1950s. The stadium was renamed in his honour in 2001 from Népstadion ("People's Stadium").

The legendary rock band Queen also performed here on their last tour, in 1986. The concert was filmed with film cameras.

It doubled for Munich's famous Olympic Stadium in Steven Spielberg's 2005 movie "Munich" (see List of films shot in Budapest).

External links

* [http://www.magyarfutball.hu/?ground=16 Stadium Puskás Ferenc at magyarfutball.hu]


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