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Stadion Ljudski vrt, Maribor

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The Stadion Ljudski vrt is an association football stadium located on the left bank of the river Drava in the district of Koroška Vrata, Maribor, Slovenia, with a seating capacity of 12,702. The ground has been the home of NK Maribor for every season since their formation on 12 December 1960, with the exception of two short periods in early 1961 during the construction of the new stands and early 2008, when the stadium underwent a major reconstruction. Opened in 1952, it was originally the home of Branik Maribor, an association football club, which folded and was disbanded in 1960. The ground has hosted 23 Slovenia internationals at senior level, the first in 1994 and the most recent in 2015. Ljudski vrt has hosted more Slovenian Football Cup finals than any other stadium, having hosted six matches in total. In addition, the stadium was one of the four venues, which hosted the 2012 UEFA European Under-17 Football Championship.
The area where the Ljudski vrt is situated was used for burial purpuses for centuries before it was first used for football in the early 1920s. Over the course of its history the stadium has gone through various stages of renovation and development, resulting in the current configuration. The record attendance at the stadium is 20,000, which was set in a match between Maribor and Proleter Zrenjanin in 1973. This record was set before the ground's conversion to an all-seater stadium in 1998; the changes, a result of UEFA safety regulations, include greatly reduced capacity. Notable feature of the stadium includes the main stand 129,8 meters long and 18,4 meters high concrete arch that is protected by the Institute for the Protection of Cultural Heritage of Slovenia as an architectural and historical landmark.
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  • Unique Stadium, probably the best in Slovenia. Entrance was 14 euros for a CL game although one has to buy a club card (1euro) and top up to purchase all items with.  more »
  • Here for the football and a good atmosphere generated by both sets of supporters. The stadium was developed with Champions League money and work is due to start on the main stand soon. It was a...  more »
  • Great stadium for a great team. We came from israel and went into the south ultras gate. Feeling is fantastic. Ultras are great. We enjoyed a lot. If you're around and you like football you should visit here. Go Maribor Go
  • Home of the Slovenian most successful soccer team.

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