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Stadium: «Vorskla» (25 000 seats)

Address: Ukraine, 36000, Poltava, Maidan Nezalejnosti Sq., 16

Field sizes: 104x68 meters

Illumination: 1200 lux.


In May 1913, a sports ground was opened on the site of the modern stadium. 38 years have passed, and a new stadium «Crop» has been opened on the site of the sports ground with tribunes capable of receiving seven and a half thousand spectators. In 1957, the number of seats on the Southern and Northern stands increased to eight and a half thousand, and the West and East tribunes were erected for the same number of seats. The capacity of the stadium has increased to 17 thousand. In 1962-1963 is another reconstruction. In 1968, another reconstruction of the stadium, which lasted six years, began. After her, the main arena of the city began to accommodate more than 30 thousand. In 1980, the Olympic fire of the Olympics was attended by guests in Poltava, including in the arena. To this event on the East rostrum was a specially arranged place under the torch (dismantled 2015).

In 1995 is the beginning of a large-scale reconstruction. The football field, the supported premises: locker rooms, the refereeing room, and the office of the club have been replaced. In 1997, they installed electric heating systems of the football field and opened the restaurant «Vorskla», which is still functioning successfully today. For a year, they mounted an electronic scoreboard, a replacement of wooden benches on plastic individual seats, the introduction of the VIP-stands and information center. Before the Super Cup, in 2008, the Eastern tribune was strengthened; a new multimedia panel was installed.

On July 15, 2008, the Super Cup of Ukraine on football was played at the stadium (Shakhtar Donetsk, which beat Dynamo Kyiv in a series of 5:3 after-match penalties, became the winner).

On July 5, 2011, the Super Cup of Ukraine on football was played for the second time at the stadium; the winner was the Dynamo Kyiv, which Donetsk Shakhtar beat up with the score of 1:3.

May 13, 2014, two days before the final of the Ukrainian Cup, the FFU decided to hold it in Poltava, finally confirmed on May 14. The final match took place on May 15 (due to the late sale of tickets the stands were filled only by half). Dynamo became the winner, at the time he won from Shakhtar with a score of 2: 1.

Previous names were «Harvest» (1951-1956), «Kolhospnyk» (1956-1963), «Kolos» (1963-1990), «Vorskla» (1990-2008). The current name of the arena was received in June 2008, when the name was added to the name of one of the founders of the International Olympic Committee - Oleksii Butovsky.

Stadium plan