- Stadium Puskás Ferenc
stadium_name = Puskás Ferenc Stadion
nickname = Népstadion
fullname = Puskás Ferenc Stadion
built = 1948
opened = 1953
former_names = "Népstadion" (People's Stadium)
tenants = Hungary
105 x 70 m
Stadium Puskás Ferenc (Hungarian: Puskás Ferenc Stadion) is a multi-use
stadiumin 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 filmcameras.
* [http://www.magyarfutball.hu/?ground=16 Stadium Puskás Ferenc at magyarfutball.hu]
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