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Puskás Ferenc Stadium, Budapest

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Puskás Ferenc Stadion was a multi-purpose stadium in Budapest, Hungary that is currently undergoing reconstruction. It is situated on the Pest side of the capital between the Puskás Ferenc Stadion and the Keleti pályaudvar metro stations. It was used mainly for football matches. The stadium, which was all-seater, had a capacity of 38,652, though its original capacity exceeded 100,000.HistoryThe first plan of a national stadium were drafted as early as 1896 when there were chances that Budapest would host the first modern Olympic Games.In 1911 Budapest was one of the frontrunners to host the 1920 Olympics. However, after Austria-Hungary's defeat in World War I, the Games were awarded to Antwerp instead.The location of the first plan included Budapest XI. district and Budapest X. district.In 1924 the government imposed a sport tax which was supposed to be use for the construction of a new national stadium, but finally this money was not used for the construction.The stadium was built between 1948 and 1953 using a large number of volunteers, including soldiers. It opened in 1953 as Népstadion' ("People's Stadium"). Less than one year later, on 23 May 1954, the English football team suffered its worst ever defeat here (7–1).
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  • being destroyed therefore no interest there. We see that the Budapest arena arena we couldn't home was closed we have, to say that we were not come for nothing, made the deal just before
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  • Since no tour takes you to the Puskas Stadium, we decided to get there with the map, without guides, and to sign, the truth was worth it despite the intense day of cold, they were remodeling it but the satisfaction was great to be at Stadium Puskás and the Hungarian Sport Museum and evoke that great Magyar selection with Puskas, Kocsiz, Zsibor, Zaccarias , this visit very special etc. I recommend to complement the day that 15 minutes walk is the Arena shopping centre, beauty and spectacular since you can shop, have lunch, have a drink, go to the supermarket, etc there is everything that arrive late at night to the Hotel; not sure you regret.
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  • Around 10 years back, the local football team moved their UEFA Champions League qualifying match against Man United from their home ground to this stadium in order to accommodate a 40,000 crowd. They ...  more »
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  • Old and rusty stadium, nothing interesting to see. Don't waste your time here because Budapest has so much more to offer.
  • Nice stadium under the name of the great Puskas.
  • It's under construction but it will be more better like it was
  • Absolutely agree with the first comment!!! We travel quite a lot and have been to many countries' concert halls and stadiums, but this one in Budapest was a SHAME. In addition, to all mentioned above inconveniences and it being filthy, I saw two HUGGING dead rats, that I almost stumbled over on the stairs. The seats that we paid for were very dirty. We tried to clean them uselessly (along with other unlucky spectators). But the worst thing was everybody smoked. Whilst the whole world has accepted the non-smoking policy in public places, Hungary "knows better". Shame on you, people in charge of the stadium!!!!!!!!!
  • It's under construction. The old one was demolished the new one is being built.

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