Hidegkuti Nandor Stadion (1947)
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Hidegkuti N%C3%A1ndor Stadion 1947
Hidegkuti Nándor Stadion
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Full nameHidegkuti Nándor Stadion
LocationBudapest, Hungary
Coordinates47°29?27.31?N 19°6?24.21?E / 47.4909194°N 19.1067250°E / 47.4909194; 19.1067250Coordinates: 47°29?27.31?N 19°6?24.21?E / 47.4909194°N 19.1067250°E / 47.4909194; 19.1067250
OwnerMTK Budapest
OperatorMTK Budapest
Capacity12,700
Field size105 m × 68 m (344 ft × 223 ft)
SurfaceGrass
Field
Construction
Broke ground1946
Built1946-47
Opened1947
Closed2014
Demolished2015
Tenants
MTK Budapest

Hidegkuti Nándor Stadion was a stadium in Budapest, Hungary.[1][2] The stadium was opened on 1947 and it served as the home for the MTK Budapest FC until 2014. In 2015 the stadium was demolished, and a completely new arena was built between 2015-16, named Hidegkuti Nándor Stadium.

History

Construction

During the World War II the original MTK stadium was damaged, therefore a new stadium had to be built. Between 1945 and 1947 MTK played their home matches at their rivals' stadiums, namely Ferencváros and Újpest. In 1953 a concrete edge was built around the running tracks.

Demolition

On 6 November 2014, the demolishion of the stadium started. First the floodlights system was uninstalled and then the seats were removed.[3][4]

In May 2015 the demolition of the main stand started.[5]

Milestone matches

Other uses

Concerts

Metallica playing at the MTK stadium in 1988

The American thrash metal band Metallica began their Damaged Justice tour at the stadium on September 11, 1988.

Film location

The stadium was used in the 1981 football film Escape to Victory, about Allied prisoners of war interned in a German prison camp during World War II who play an exhibition match against a German team.[6][7]

Photo gallery

References

  1. ^ "Hidegkuti Nándor Stadion". Stadium Database. 10 February 2015.
  2. ^ "Hungária körúti stadion". Magyar Futball. 10 February 2016.
  3. ^ "Megkezd?dött a Hidegkuti Nándor Stadion Bontása". MTK Budapest's Official Website. 6 December 2014.
  4. ^ "NB I: megkezd?dött az MTK-stadion bontása - képek". Nemzeti Sport. 6 November 2014.
  5. ^ "New construction: The art of demolition in Budapest". StadiumDB. 11 May 2015.
  6. ^ {{cite directed by John Hustonweb|url=https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0083284/%7Ctitle=Victory%7Cdate=12 December 2014|publisher=IMDb}}
  7. ^ "The Escape to Victory Website". Escapetovictory.spodrum.co.uk. 12 December 2014.

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