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Petrovsky Stadium

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Petrovsky Stadium
RUS-2016-Aerial-SPB-Petrovsky Stadium.jpg
Aerial view of Petrovsky Stadium
Former namesLenin Stadium (1925–1992)
LocationSaint Petersburg, Russia
OperatorAdministration of Saint Petersburg
Capacity20 985[1] (2022-)
Field size105 m × 68 m (344 ft × 223 ft)
SurfaceGrass
Construction
Broke groundMay 1924
Built1924–1925
OpenedJuly 26, 1925
Renovated1933, 1961, 1978, 1994, 2010
Tenants
FC Zenit Saint Petersburg (1994–2017)
FC Tosno (2017–2018)
FK Leningradets (2021-)

The Petrovsky Stadium (Russian: стадион «Петровский») is on a sports complex that consists of a number of buildings, the stadium is used mostly for football and also for athletics. The Grand Sport Arena of the Petrovsky Sport Complex was the home of FC Zenit and FC Tosno.[2]

The complex also contains another football stadium, Minor Sport Arena (MSA). MSA of Petrovsky in 2022 is used by several teams that compete in lower professional leagues: FC Dynamo Saint Petersburg and FC Zenit-2 Saint Petersburg (selected matches). The capacity of MSA is 2835. The whole complex is located on the Petrograd side in central St. Petersburg on Petrovsky Island; an island in the Malaya Neva River connected to the adjacent Petrogradsky islands through Zhdanovsky bridge. The nearest metro station Sportivnaya is around 150 metres away from the stadium.

Capacity

The Grand Sport Arena of the Petrovsky Sport Complex has a capacity of 20,985 people.[3]

History

The first stadium at this location was designed by Czech architect Aloise Wejwoda and was built in 1924 - 1925. During World War II the stadium was completely destroyed. In 1957 - 1961 it was completely rebuilt by architects N.V. Baranov, O.I. Guryev and V.M. Fromzel. At that time the capacity was 33,000 seats. Before the 1980 Summer Olympics Petrovsky Stadium went through the reconstruction.[4]

Zenit Saint Petersburg was based at Petrovsky Stadium from 1994 to 2017. Tosno used the Petrovsky Stadium for one season.[5]

Photo gallery

  • Facade of the stadium
    Facade of the stadium
  • Facade of the stadium in winter and a view of St. Vladimir's Cathedral
    Facade of the stadium in winter and a view of St. Vladimir's Cathedral
  • FC Zenit fans on the stadium in 2008
    FC Zenit fans on the stadium in 2008
  • Petrovsky Stadium in 2005
    Petrovsky Stadium in 2005

References

  1. ^ "Стадион «Петровский». Официальный сайт ФК «Зенит»". Archived from the original on 2014-07-06. Retrieved 2014-07-05.
  2. ^ LiveScore, SofaScore com. "FK Tosno vs Dynamo Moscow live score, H2H and lineups | SofaScore". www.sofascore.com. Retrieved 2022-08-11.
  3. ^ "Характеристики Спортивного комплекса «Петровский»". Archived from the original on 2013-10-04. Retrieved 2010-10-15.
  4. ^ "Смольный и "Газпром" подготовят проект реконструкции стадиона "Петровский"". dp.ru (in Russian). Retrieved 2022-08-11.
  5. ^ LiveScore, SofaScore com. "FK Tosno vs Dynamo Moscow live score, H2H and lineups | SofaScore". www.sofascore.com. Retrieved 2022-08-11.

Coordinates: 59°57′07″N 30°17′11″E / 59.95194°N 30.28639°E / 59.95194; 30.28639

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