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Cluj Arena, Cluj-Napoca
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Cluj Arena is a multi-use stadium in Cluj-Napoca, Romania. It was ready as of October 2011 and is to be ranked as an UEFA Elite Stadium (Category 4). The stadium is the new home ground of FC Universitatea Cluj.The owner, Cluj County Council, and the Government of Romania paid about €45,000,000 for the new stadium, which is able to hold 30,000 people. The stadium is composed of 4 two-tier covered stands and a new running track. The seats are grey coloured, with different nuances depending on their position.The building is located next to the Polyvalent Hall.HistoryThe first football and athletics stadium in Cluj-Napoca then Kolozsvár part of Hungary, was built between 1908 and 1911. It had one wooden stand and a capacity of 1,500 people. The official inauguration in 1911 was done by organizing a game between a selection of Cluj and Galatasaray Istanbul. It was the first game in Europe for Galatasaray, and the selection of Cluj won 8-1.In 1961 new stands were built and the capacity of the stadium became 28,000 on wooden benches, while the old stands were moved to Câmpia Turzii. The 1961 stands have a U-shaped appearance, as the name of the team that uses it. The stadium is named after Ion Moina, the fastest sprinter in Europe in 1948.
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  • just in the middle of the city, easy accessible by public transport or by foot, many facilities and enough toilet for 30-40k people, good acoustic inside. only from outside the steel structure vibrate...  more »
  • Obviously if you go see a football match is not that bad! But the atmosphere is quite not friendly! Crazy people over there 
  • Great large stadium with multiple usage posibilities. Great soroundings- YOU have near the sports hall ,the municipal park and Someș river. 
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  • The second stadium in Romania by size, but in my opinion the most beautiful, it's an Elite class 33.000 seater stadium
  • Had a great experience during the Untold festival in the Cluj-Napoca Arena the sound and lighting was perfect, the security was good, the setting was good and it felt safe. I don't think they could have made it any better than this
  • Beautiful venue, right by the Somes river, perfect for checking in at a concert or, if you're a fan, a football match. It's placed close to the central park, that also sports great cafe's and restaurants.
  • Nice modern 30.000 seat aerena. Centraly located. Had the oportunity to see it both as a spectator and as player on the field. Hope to do it again every chance i get
  • Very modern arena with beautiful architecture. Nice, large park for children next door. Beautiful area of town that stretches along the river. Couple negatives are that 1st row is even with the field and offers very limited viewing, so sit up at least 10 rows or so. Another gripe is that the lines for the entrance can be absurdly long as there are no modern metal detectors or security scanning, only physical pat downs (which take a while). So plan to get there early if its a bigger sporting event.