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Fadil Vokrri Stadium
Fadil Vokrri Stadium
Stadiumi Fadil Vokrri (sq)
Pristina City Stadium renovated.jpg
Full nameStadiumi Fadil Vokrri
Former namesPristina City Stadium (1953-2018)
LocationPristina, Kosovo
Coordinates42°39?47?N 21°09?25?E / 42.66297°N 21.15688°E / 42.66297; 21.15688Coordinates: 42°39?47?N 21°09?25?E / 42.66297°N 21.15688°E / 42.66297; 21.15688
OwnerMunicipality of Pristina
OperatorFC Prishtina
Capacity13.500
Record attendance38,000
Field size105 by 68 metres (114.8 yd × 74.4 yd)
SurfaceGrass
ScoreboardLED
Construction
Built1951-1953
Opened1953; 67 years ago (1953)
Renovated2005, 2016-2018
Construction costEUR9.50 million (2016-2018 renovation)
Tenants
FC Prishtina
Kosovo national football team

The Fadil Vokrri Stadium (Albanian: Stadiumi Fadil Vokrri), previously known as Pristina City Stadium (Albanian: Stadiumi i qytetit të Prishtinës) is a multi-purpose stadium in Pristina, Kosovo, which is used mostly for football matches and is the home ground of FC Prishtina and Kosovo national football team. The stadium has a capacity of 13,500.

History

The stadium before renovation.

The stadium's construction was started in 1951 and since 1953, it has been used by FC Prishtina.[1] On 9 June 2018, the stadium was renamed from Pristina City Stadium to Fadil Vokrri Stadium, following the death of Fadil Vokrri on the same day, who was a football administrator, player and lastly president of Football Federation of Kosovo. The change was announced by Shpend Ahmeti, the Mayor of Pristina.[2][3]

Notable events

International concerts

On 17 December 2007 the stadium was filled with 25,000 people for first time after the Kosovo War in a concert by American rapper 50 Cent.[4][5] On 10 July 2010. The American rapper Snoop Dogg performed in the stadium. This was the second international concert that was held in Pristina after that the 50 Cent concert in 2007 and over 10,000 people attended the concert.[6]

On 15 July 2012. The Albanian rapper Unikkatil held a concert which was the biggest Albanian concert ever held and 25,000 spectators attended the concert to see the "King" of Albanian rap.[7]

International matches

On 7 September 2002, it hosted for first time after Kosovo War a friendly match of Kosovo against Albania and finished with a 0-1 win for Albania.[8][9]

# Date Competition Opponent Score Att. Ref
1
7 September 2002 (2002-09-07) Friendly  Albania 0-1 25,000 [8][9]
2
17 February 2010 (2010-02-17) 2-3 10,000 [10][11]
3
7 September 2014 (2014-09-07)  Oman 1-0 10,700 [12]
4
10 October 2015 (2015-10-10)  Equatorial Guinea 2-0 6,700 [13]
5
13 November 2015 (2015-11-13)  Albania 2-2 38,000 [14]
6
10 September 2018 (2018-09-10) 2018-19 UEFA Nations League D3  Faroe Islands 2-0 12,667 [15]
7
11 October 2018 (2018-10-11)  Malta 3-1 12,365 [16]
8
20 November 2018 (2018-11-20)  Azerbaijan 4-0 13,000 [17]
9
21 March 2019 (2019-03-21) Friendly  Denmark 2-2 13,000 [18]
10
25 March 2019 (2019-03-25) UEFA Euro 2020 qualifying  Bulgaria 1-1 12,580 [19]
11
7 September 2019 (2019-09-07) UEFA Euro 2020 qualifying  Czech Republic 2-1 12,678 [20]
12
10 October 2019 (2019-10-10) Friendly  Gibraltar 1-0 12,000 [21]
13
14 October 2019 (2019-10-14) UEFA Euro 2020 qualifying  Montenegro 2-0 12,494 [22]

European matches

The stadium will host the 2019-20 UEFA Champions League Preliminary Round Tournament.

The clubs involved are:

Inauguration

On 13 August 2018, after renovation was held a 2018 Kosovar Supercup between the winners of the 2017-18 Football Superleague of Kosovo, Drita and 2017-18 Kosovar Cup, Prishtina. Playing for the first time at the recently refurbished Fadil Vokrri Stadium.

Drita2-1Prishtina
Fidan Gërbeshi Goal 64 (pen.)
Betim Haxhimusa Goal 82
Report Gauthier Mankenda Goal 34
Attendance: 10,000
Referee: Genc Nuza (Kosovo)
Drita
Prishtina
31 Albania Edvan Bakaj
5 Kosovo Ardian Limani
4 Kosovo Fidan Gërbeshi Yellow card 43
13 Kosovo Liridon Leci Yellow card 67
11 Kosovo Përparim Livoreka Yellow card 85
7 Kosovo Endrit Krasniqi Substituted off 90+4
25 Kosovo Bujar Shabani
27 Albania Eri Lamçja Yellow card 55 Substituted off 75
10 Kosovo Xhevdet Shabani
93 Albania Haxhi Neziraj
22 Kosovo Betim Haxhimusa
Substitutions:
1 Kosovo Leutrim Rexhepi
99 Kosovo Dorant Ramadani
23 Kosovo Arbër Shala
8 Brazil Edenilson
14 Kosovo Fillonit Shaqiri Substituted in 75
16 Kosovo Albin Krasniqi Substituted in 90+4
74 Kosovo Zgjim Mustafa
Manager:
Kosovo Bekim Isufi
12 Kosovo Visar Bekaj
2 Kosovo Armend Thaqi
8 Kosovo Ahmet Haliti
3 Ghana Jamal Arago
13 Ghana Abdul Bashiru
21 Kosovo Argjend Mustafa
66 Kosovo Ergyn Ahmeti
15 Democratic Republic of the Congo Gauthier Mankenda
17 Kosovo Arbër Hoxha
19 North Macedonia Alen Jasharoski Substituted off 84
9 Ghana Basit Abdul Khalid
Substitutions:
1 Kosovo Alban Muqiqi
88 Kosovo Përparim Osmani
16 Kosovo Donat Hasanaj
5 Kosovo Diar Miftaraj
7 Kosovo Lorik Boshnjaku Substituted in 84
26 Kosovo Liridon Fetahaj
22 Kosovo Kastriot Selmani
Manager:
Albania Mirel Josa

References

  1. ^ "Prishtina ndërron tapetin pas 50 vitesh" [Prishtina changes the carpet after 50 years]. GazetaOlle (in Albanian). 13 July 2016. Stadiumi i qytetit ka filluar ndërtimin në vitin 1951, ndërsa nga viti 1953 është në shërbim të klubit
  2. ^ Shpend Ahmeti [@ShpendA] (9 June 2018). "Stadiumi i qytetit me nder do ta mbaj emrin e tij Fadil Vokrri" [The city stadium with honorably will keep his name Fadil Vokrri] (Tweet) (in Albanian) – via Twitter.
  3. ^ "Kryetari i Prishtinës, Shpend Ahmeti: Stadiumi i qytetit me nder do ta mbajë emrin e Fadil Vokrrit" [Mayor of Pristina, Shpend Ahmeti: The city stadium with honorably will keep his name Fadil Vokrri] (in Albanian). Telegrafi. 9 June 2018. Kryetari i kryeqytetit të Kosovës, ai i Prishtinës, Shpend Ahmeti, ka konfirmuar se stadiumi i qytetit të Prishtinës do të mbajë emrin e ikonës së futbollit shqiptar të Kosovës, Fadil Vokrri
  4. ^ "50 cent" në Prishtinë" ["50 cent" in Pristina] (in Albanian). BBC Albanian service. 18 December 2007. Ylli botëror i muzikës rep "50 cent" shfaqi të hënën një koncert në Prishtinë në prani të rreth 25 mijë adhuruesve të tij, jo vetëm nga Kosova, por edhe nga vendet fqinje
  5. ^ "Rapper 50 Cent performs for 25,000 in Kosovo". CTV News. 18 December 2007. Thousands turned out in Kosovo's capital Monday to see rapper 50 Cent perform in the territory known more for its political woes than party tunes. 50 Cent arrived for a 10-hour visit that included a concert in a soccer stadium in the capital Pristina, promoting his latest album "Curtis" and launching Kosovo's second phone operator. Over 25,000 tickets had been snapped up for 50 Cent's performance
  6. ^ "Snoop Dogg performoi në Prishtinë" [Snoop Dogg performed in Pristina]. Malesia.org (in Albanian). 13 July 2010. Të shtunën në stadiumin e qytetit në Prishtinë, para mijëra adhuruesve u mbajt koncerti i reperit amerikan me famë botërore, Snoop Dogg
  7. ^ "Ekskluzive: Unikkatili, përsëri në stadium" [Exclusive: Unikkatil, again in the stadium] (in Albanian). Telegrafi. 15 July 2013.
  8. ^ a b "Kosovo vs. Albania (0:1)". National Football Teams. 7 September 2002.
  9. ^ a b "Kosova 0:1 Albania". RSSSF. 7 September 2002.
  10. ^ "Kosovo vs. Albania (2:3)". National Football Teams. 17 February 2010.
  11. ^ "Miqesore/Kosove - Shqipëri 2-3" [Friendly/Kosovo - Albania 2-3]. AlbaniaSoccer (in Albanian). 17 February 2010.
  12. ^ "Kosovo (1-0) Oman". eu-football.info. 7 September 2014.
  13. ^ "Kosovo (2-0) Equatorial Guinea". eu-football.info. 10 October 2015.
  14. ^ "Kosovo (2-2) Albania". eu-football.info. 13 November 2015.
  15. ^ "Kosovo (2-0) Faroe Islands". eu-football.info. 10 September 2018.
  16. ^ "Kosovo (3-1) Malta". eu-football.info. 11 October 2018.
  17. ^ "Kosovo (4-0) Azerbaijan". eu-football.info. 20 November 2018.
  18. ^ "Kosovo (2-2) Denmark". eu-football.info. 21 March 2019.
  19. ^ "Kosovo v Bulgaria". eu-football.info. 25 March 2019.
  20. ^ "Kosovo v Czech Republic". eu-football.info. 7 September 2019.
  21. ^ "Kosovo v Gibraltar". eu-football.info. 10 October 2019.
  22. ^ "Kosovo v Montenegro". eu-football.info. 14 October 2019.

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