Doosan Arena, better known as Štruncovy Stadium, is a soccer stadium, located in Pilsen. The stadium is named after the South Korean conglomerate Doosan. It is used by the club Viktoria Plzeň.
Viktoria Plzeň is a football club that has had a long history with its football grounds. In 1920, the club gained its first real football ground, which was bought from SK Plzeň for 20,000 Czech Crowns and was situated in Královské Square. However, in 1929 the club lost the ground due to a big town development and had to move to a new location in Roudná in Luční Street. The new stadium, named Viktorka, was ceremonially opened in 1930. The stadium sustained damage during World War II in 1945, but was rebuilt with the help of other clubs. In 1953, works started in Štruncovy Sady and the stadium was opened to the public in 1955. Between 2002 and 2003, a wide reconstruction was undertaken in the City stadium in Štruncovy Sady to comply with the standards of the Football Association, which lowered the stadium’s capacity to 7,425 seats. Building a new stadium for Viktoria Plzeň has been considered for several years, with the city representatives rejecting the idea of building a completely new stadium in Bory and accepting the idea of rebuilding the current stadium in Štruncovy sady.
Latest Update - 13.01.2023