Stadionul Giuleşti - Valentin Stănescu

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Stadionul Giuleşti - Valentin Stănescu
The opposite stand of the Stadionul Giulești - Valentin Stănescu (September 2006)
The opposite stand of the Stadionul Giulești - Valentin Stănescu (September 2006)
Earlier names

Potcoava Giuleştiului

place Calea Giulești No. 18 060274 Bucharest , Romania
Coordinates 44 ° 27 '21.8 "  N , 26 ° 3' 24.3"  E Coordinates: 44 ° 27 '21.8 "  N , 26 ° 3' 24.3"  E
owner Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure
operator Rapid Bucharest
opening June 10, 1939
Renovations 1986-1996
demolition February 11 to May 7, 2019
surface Natural grass
architect Gheorghe Dumitrescu
capacity 19,100 seats

The Stadionul Giuleşti - Valentin Stănescu was a football stadium in the Romanian capital Bucharest . It was the home ground of the Rapid Bucharest football club . Giulești is the name of the district in which the facility is located. In 2001 the stadium received the addition Valentin Stănescu , in honor of the coach who won the first championship title with Rapid in 1967.


Construction of the stadium began in 1936. It was inaugurated on June 10, 1939. It was the most modern stadium in Romania at the time. A smaller replica of the Highbury , the former Arsenal FC venue , it had a capacity of 12,160. Charles II of Romania , Michael I of Romania and Prince Paul of Greece took part in the inauguration ceremony .

The new north stand was completed in the mid-1990s. This increased the capacity in the seated stadium to 19,100 visitors. However, apart from a small part of the main stand, the venue lacked any roofing. After reducing the number of spectators to 10,000, only 3,000 spectators were allowed to attend the games.

New stadium

The demolition of the old facility began on February 11, 2019. Work continued on March 8th on the second, the east stand. The stadium tower collapsed with the rank. At the end of March, only the north and main stands were standing. The demolition was finished on May 7th.

Web links

Commons : Stadionul Giulești - Valentin Stănescu  - Collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. PHOTO Tot mai puţine scaune, tot mai mult suflet »Fanii rapidişti au cinstit primul derby în Giuleşti după mai mult de un an article from July 27, 2014 (Romanian)
  2. ^ Bucharest: Goodbye, Giulești. In: March 25, 2019, accessed July 30, 2019 .