Partizani Stadium: A Multi-functional Sports Venue in Tirana
The Partizani stadium stands on a terrain previously owned by the Albanian Ministry of the Interior. The latter gave it officially to the football club on 9 March 2016 for only a € 1 lease and a 99-year tenure. The total awarded surface is substantial and reaches 37,000 km2. As a result of this procedure, the club was able to establish its new home. By constructing such a stadium, the Partizani football club generates significant revenue and thus finances itself.
The complex of the Partizani Stadium
The stadium of Partizani is part of a larger footballing complex that includes, apart from the stadium, other amenities such as the team’s training grounds; a hotel for accommodating the squad; gyms; a large parking area; the club’s museum, and other facilities. Around the area, there are also several bars and restaurants for all visitors. The complex of Partizani is one of the most modern such complexes in the Balkans.
Partizani stadium is located northeast of the capital, in the urban district of Tufinë, where many club fans reside. The cost of its construction reached a figure of about € 10 million. The small but comfy stadium has a modest capacity of about 4,500 seats. The venue has two parallel stands, both covered. There are no stands behind the posts. One of the stands is the largest since it contains all the interior facilities covered by a stylish facade of decorative bricks and glass. The media section is modern and equipped with facilities for the live transmission of matches. Also, the visiting team can leverage a reserved area of nearly 500 seats. Despite its small capacity, the venue can host international games in the UEFA and FIFA competitions.
The first professional football match at the new venue took place on 28 September 2022. On that occasion, KF Partizani played against Oriku, a game eligible for the first round of the Albanian Cup 2022-2023. The sides split in a 0-0 draw that saw Partizani qualify for the other phase thanks to the win 0-2 in the second leg. Despite hosting this match, work was still progressing along the stadium, particularly in the VIP section of the main stand.
Only on 15 November 2022 did the venue host its official football match as a licensed stadium. The hosts of Partizani faced then KF Bylis in a league game in which Partizani won 2-1. A floodlight system was in place when the stadium hosted its first league game.
* Partizani Stadium features in our top 10 Albanian stadiums *