Tenants: Montenegro National Football team, FK Budućnost Podgorica
The City Stadium (Stadion pod Goricom) is home to FK Budućnost Podgorica, who are one of the more successful teams in the Montenegrin First League. The ground also hosts the annual Montenegrin Cup Final and is the regular home venue of the Montenegro National football team.
Built in 1945, the ground has undergone much renovation over the years to its current capacity of 15,230. The stadium has become notorious for the amount of trouble experienced during both FK Budućnost Podgorica and Montenegro matches, with numerous sanctions imposed. In 2015, a match between Montenegro and Russia was abandoned after 67 minutes due to crowd violence.
Getting to Podgorica & the City Stadium
Air: Montenegro’s main airport is Podgorica Airport, approximately 11km south of the city. The airport has direct flights to European destinations, including London Stansted. Travelling to the city is easier by taxi or bus, rather than getting to the airport’s train station which is over a kilometre away.
Alternatively, Tivat Airport (approximately 90km west of Podgorica) has a larger number of destinations, including Gatwick and Manchester, although these are often seasonal.
Train: If travelling by train from one of Montenegro’s other cities, you will end up at Podgorica Railway Station (Željeznička stanica Podgorica), approximately 2km to the south of the City Stadium.
Where to stay in Podgorica
What to do in Podgorica
Podgorica has never been a must see for most tourists. Much of the old town was destroyed during World War II with historical buildings few and far between, the remains of the Ribnica Fortress and Ribnica Bridge, along with the Clock Tower can still be seen.
Towards the centre of town, newer structures developed in the 21st century include Millennium Bridge and Cathedral of the Resurrection of Christ. The Dajbabska Gora Tower (left) in the south of town has also become a popular landmark since its opening in 2011.