May 10, 2023 – NK Osijek will play in a brand new stadium next season, and the popular ‘Pampas’ finally received an official name – Opus Arena.
The sponsor of the new stadium is the largest Hungarian media empire, Opus Global Nyrt, and it is one-quarter owned by the NK Osijek owner Lorinc Meszaros.
The stadium is practically finished, and Osijek fans have finally welcomed a beautiful new pitch.
“The stadium itself is part of the NK Osijek camp and the NK Osijek Football School, which has seven fields. The characteristics of the stadium are a UEFA category four stadium, and all Croatian League and European matches can be played there,” said Valentina Koprivnjak, a member of the NK Osijek Board.
The best view is from the west stand or the Sky boxes. The away fans will sit in the north, the east is reserved for home fans, and the south for Osijek’s ardent fan group Kohorta.
In addition to beer, the restaurant will serve excellent cuisine. Visitors will also be delighted by a fan shop, cafes, and 13 four-star hotel rooms for footballers. The field boasts automatic watering and even underfloor heating.
The construction of Pampas cost around 65 million euros and was funded thanks to the Hungarian owners of the club, but also by the Hungarian government and sponsors.
“In the beginning, exotic, unusual things for stadiums were also imagined, such as constructing a jacuzzi to watch the games. However, that was withdrawn from our plans because the real idea was to build a sports gladiator arena, so the money for these exotic facilities overflowed into the stadium’s expansion from 12,800 to 13,005 seats, as it is now,” they explained.
Stay tuned for the official Opus Arena opening!
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