Stadion Grbavica is the home of FK Željezničar Sarajevo, one of the most successful clubs in Bosnian football. The stadium opened in September 1953, with Željezničar defeating Šibenik in a Yugoslav Second League match.
The stadium was originally used for other sports such as cycling and athletics, however the running track was removed when the stadium underwent renovations between 1968 and 1976. A new north stand was added in 1986, with the Yugoslavia national team playing their first match in the stadium a year later as they defeated Northern Ireland 3-0 in a UEFA Euro 88 qualification match.
Tenants: FK Željezničar Sarajevo
Stadion Grbavica suffered significant damage during the Bosnian War, as it found itself on the front line. The wooden terrace West Stand was burnt down and the stadium was unused between 1992 and 1996 whilst the war endured.
The stadium has been gradually renovated since and has reached an all seater capacity of just over 13,000. It has become one of two stadiums used by the Bosnia and Herzegovina national team for international matches, the first being in August 2001 as they defeated Malta 2-0 in a friendly.
Tickets at Stadion Grbavica
FK Željezničar Sarajevo – Tickets for Željezničar matches will generally be available to purchase on the day of the match, costing between 5KM and 25KM.
Bosnia & Herzegovina International Football – Tickets for Bosnia and Herzegovina international matches are usually available to purchase at the offices of the Centrotours travel agency. They have an office in Zenica, which is located in Titova Street or in Sarajevo at Ferhadija Sarajevo.
Location & Travel to Stadion Grbavica
The stadium is located in the Grbavica neighbourhood of Sarajevo, approximately 3 kilometres west of the city centre.
Airport – Sarajevo International Airport about 70km away to the south. The airport has few direct connections to the world, mainly flying to capitals in eastern Europe. However FlyBosnia did start a direct service to London Luton in 2019.
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Tram – Catch tram line 2, 3, 4, 5 or 6 from central Sarajevo and get off at stop Socijalno. From there cross the bridge across the Miljacka river and the stadium will be directly in front of you.
Trolleybus – Lines 101, 102, 103 and 107 all run from central Sarajevo to directly outside the stadium, taking about 10 minutes.
Walk – It will take about 30 minutes to walk to Stadion Grbavica from central Sarajevo, if you run parallel to the Miljacka river via Terezija, Zagrebačka and Zvornička streets.
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Last Updated on February 24, 2021 by Sports Tourist