The Tehelné pole is a soccer stadium in Bratislava, Slovakia, built in 2019. It includes a multi-use stadium, used primarily to host soccer matches of ŠK Slovan Bratislava and the Slovak soccer team. The stadium has a capacity of 22,500 spectators, and replaces the former Tehelné pole, demolished in 2013.
The old Tehelné pole was too old, so in 2006 it was decided to demolish it in order to rebuild a modern stadium, with a capacity of about 20,000 seats for the matches of ŠK Slovan Bratislava and the Slovak soccer team, and for concerts. The stadium was finally closed in 2009, and its destruction, which was carried out with great delay, started in 2013.
The construction of the new Tehelné pole was entrusted to the architect Karol Kállay and began in December 2014. After more than four years of construction, and an estimated construction cost of 70 to 100 million euros, the stadium hosted its first friendly match between Slovan Bratislava and Sigma Olomouc in January 2019. The first official match, counting towards the 2018-2019 Slovak Football Championship, takes place on March 3, 2019. In a sold-out stadium, Slovan Bratislava wins 2 goals to 0 in the derby against Spartak Trnava. On October 13, 2019, the Tehelné pole hosts its first international match, in a friendly between Slovakia and Paraguay, which ends with a score of 1:1.
Latest Update - 23.03.2023