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Sostoi Stadion

Székesfehérvár, Hungary

Home of the Videoton FC

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Sostoi Stadion (map it)
Csíkvári út 10
Székesfehérvár, Hungary 8000
Hungary


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Year Opened: 1967

Capacity: 14,300

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Hungary for Ground Hopping at Sostoi Stadium

The Sostoi Stadium is home to Hungarian top flight soccer club Videoton. Formed in 1941 the club has played at the 14,300 all seated capacity Sostoi Stadium since 1967. The venue is basically an open bowl with cover over the main Tribune only. The stadium’s record attendance was set in 1985 when 40,000 watched the club’s UEFA Cup Final First Leg against Real Madrid. In those days the stadium would have consisted mainly of open terracing, but seats have now been bolted on to the concrete to comply with the all seated stadium regulations. Despite this, Sostio Stadium remains a typical Hungarian venue with its unique floodlights. The stadium is shortly due to undergo major redevelopment which will totally transform it into a modern venue.

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  • Atmosphere
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Food & Beverage    2

Unfortunately there is not much to report on here when it comes to food and beverage. On offer are hot dogs, crisps and sandwiches in addition to hot and cold soft drinks. Alcohol is normally available, but with the game that I attended being a Champions League game the beer pumps were dry and covered over. Prices though are reasonable for what little is available. If you are hungry, you'll want to get food before or after the match.

Atmosphere    3

Attendance at many Hungarian games are low that one has to imagine what the atmosphere would be like when the stadium is full. However for what was a Champions League qualifying game the Videoton ultras located behind the goal to the right of the stand were vocal and drummed up enough noise to give the game an atmosphere.

Neighborhood    4

Located in the west of Hungary, the city of Székesfehérvár sits approximately an hours drive from Budapest. The city itself is worth a short visit and is one of Hungary's three largest cities. Located nearby within an hour is Balaton Lake which is one of the country's major holiday destinations.

Also an hour away is Budapest, a lovely city that offers tourists plenty to do. Budapest is cheap to dine out and at under Ł1 a pint is certainly a cheap place to drink.

The City Hotel Ring Hotel offers budget lodging, but offers quality to make it a good value for your money.

For dining out The Budapest Bistro located near to the Parliament Buildings offers good food and drink. There is not a lot outside the stadium other than one bar by the main gates, so you are better off to spend time in Budapest.

Fans    3

The club has twice won the Hungarian League Title and reached the UEFA Cup Final in 1985.

Attendance fluctuates depending upon whom the opposition are, but the club has a nucleus of around 7,000 supporters whom are both colourful and vocal.

Access    3

The Sostoi Stadium is located just off the city centre next to a cemetery. Parking is available at the stadium. The railway station is a fifteen minute walk away with Budapest being the nearest major airport.

Return on Investment    4

The best seat in the stadium will set you back Ł8, providing for a great return on your investment. With cheap food and beer, stadium hopping in Hungary is a great idea for football fans.

Extras    2

The stadium will undergo significant renovations which are expected to be completed by the end of 2016.

Sostoi Stadion is one of the best stadiums in Hungary, with excellent floodlights, and an underground heating system to help maintain the pitch.

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