Serbian FA grants €500k to new firm to fix new stadium failures

February 16 – The Football Federation of Serbia (FFS) has granted €500,000 to a newly created stadium management business FFS Stadioni doo Beograd, to be used for the repair and maintenance of the three newest stadiums in Serbia – in Leskovac, Zaječar and Loznica.

The company FFS Stadioni doo Beograd is 100% owned by the Serbian FA and was established at the end of last year after the decision was approved by the Serbian Parliament.

The purpose of the company is to manage the three stadiums, whose construction was plagued by a number of difficulties. Two of them have still not obtained the necessary UEFA license for international matches, and require further improvement.

The opening of the Lagator Stadium in Loznica was delayed several times after the stadium’s changing rooms were compromised and leaked, and the pitch was destroyed by bacteria. After numerous problems, the stadium, which has a capacity of 8,053 seats, was opened in October last year.

At the same time, the Kraljevica stadium in Zaičar has a problem with the water supply system and significant finance is needed to fix it. The first official match in Zaičar should take place in March.

There were also problems with the Dubočica stadium, which is the only one of the three, where matches from the European club tournaments can be played.

Contact the writer of this story, Aleksander Krassimirov, at moc.l1713321007labto1713321007ofdlr1713321007owedi1713321007sni@o1713321007fni1713321007