Saturday, September 16, 2006

Maksimir Stadium

England will face off against Croatia in their fourth Group E Euro 2008 qualifier in the 40,000 capacity Maksimir Stadium in Zagreb on October 11.

The stadium (known locally as Stadion u Maksimiru), is home to one of Croatia's top clubs, Dinamo Zagreb, and is
located in the north eastern part of Croatia's capital Zagreb about 3.5km
from the city center and across the street from Zagreb's Zoo. The stadium is part of the Svetice recreational and sports complex, to the south of Maksimir Park. The first stadium in the area was built as far back as 1912 and underwent re-construction from the 1940s - 60s. Maksimir Stadium was again updated for the Universiade Games (World Student Sport Games) between 1986 and 1987 and plans are in the making to expand the stadium yet again to a 60,000 capacity and add a retractable roof.

Maksimir Stadium
Maksimirska 128, 10000 Zagreb
Croatia
Tel: +385 1 232 32 34

Getting to Maksimir Stadium

Zagreb is well served for public transport by a tram network which links the main railway station and the city's main square, Trg Bana Jelačića.

The nearest station to the stadium is Bukovacka.

From Zagreb station (Glavni Kolodvor) take tram line #4 towards Dubec. From Trg Bana Jelačića Square, take either tram #11 or #12 running to Maksimir in the direction of Dubec or Draskovićeva. Tram #7 also goes to the stadium.

Journey time is around 20 minutes and costs 8 Croatian kuna (1.60 USD) if you buy your ticket on the street car or 6.50 kuna (1.30 USD) from one of the city's numerous newspaper kiosks. A one-day pass for the Zagreb tram is currently 18 kuna (3.10 USD).

Croatian league football matches in Croatia usually take place on Sundays, as in nearby Italy.

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