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Arena Naţională

Arena Naţională


  • The National Arena opened in 2011 was built on the site of the original National Stadium which was demolished in 2007, it is home to Romania's national team and the preferred venue for cup finals.
  • The stadium has a retractable roof which takes only 15 minutes to open.
  • The first match played in the arena was a Euro 2012 qualifier between Romania and France. The match ended 0–0 in front of a crowd of 49,137.
  • It is the largest football stadium in Romania.

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Key facts

Arena Naţională in Bucureşti, Romania

🌎 Location
Bucureşti, Romania
📍 Distance from city centre
5 km
🔢 Capacity
🍀 Playing surface
📄 Other names for this stadium
National Arena Bucharest

Last updated: 6 months ago

About Arena Naţională

The stadium hosts major football matches including home matches of the Romania national football team, and it is the preferred venue for the Cupa României Final. 

The Arena Naţională was built on the site of Romania’s previous national stadium, Stadionul Naţional Lia Manoliu, which closed its doors in 2007.

In 2012, the Arena Naţională hosted the Europa League final between Atletico Madrid and Club Athletic (3-0). It has furthermore been selected as one of the playing venues of the 2020 European Championships, which are played across Europe.

The highest audience for a football game was achieved on 16 October 2012 in a qualification match between Romania and Netherlands to the 2014 FIFA World Cup, which brought 53,329 people to the stadium

How to get to Arena Naţională

Directions to the stadium

📍 Address
Arena Națională, Bulevardul Basarabia, Bucharest, Romania
🚗 By car
🚋 By public transport

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