2023–24 Croatian Football League Stadiums

Hrvatska nogometna liga, also known as HNL, is Croatia’s top professional football league, founded in 1992.

10 teams participate in the league and in this article we will have a look at their stadiums.

2023–24 Croatian Football League Stadiums

The Stadion Maksimir is one of the biggest stadiums in Croatia and the home of Dinamo Zagreb and the Croatian National Team. The maximum possible capacity is 35,000 which is now reduced to 25,000 for safety reasons. The stadium opened in 1912 and it was one of the host venues of the Euro 1976. Dinamo Zagreb has won the title a record of 24 times.

Maksimir Stadion

The biggest stadium in the country with a capacity of 34,000 is the Stadion Poljud in Split. It was opened in September 1979 and originally it could hold up to 60,000 people. Since its opening, it has been the home of Hajduk Split. Hajduk has been crowned champions of Croatia 6 times.

Stadion Poljud

The Stadion Radnik opened in 1987 and has a capacity of 4,500. It is the home of HNK Gorica. The club started playing in the league in 2018 and has managed to finish in the 5th place twice.

gorica stadium

The Stadion Aldo Drosina opened in 1994 in the city of Pula and has a capacity of 9,000. It is the home of NK Istra. The club has played 16 seasons in the 1st division having reached the 5th place once.

istra stadium

The Stadion Kranjčevićeva opened in 1921 and its current capacity is 5,350. It serves as the home to NK Lokomotiva Zagreb. They have been playing in the top flight since 2009 finishing in the 2nd place twice. The stadium also hosts the games of the newly promoted Rudes. This will be their 3rd 1st Division appearance.

Stadion Kranjčevićeva

Opened in 2023, the Opus Arena is the newest stadium in the League. It has a capacity of 13,000 and is the 4th largest Croatian stadium. The stadium is used by NK Osijek. Osijek is one of the four clubs that have never been relegated from the Croatian First League. They were runner-ups in 2021.

opus arena

The Stadion Rujevica opened in 2014 with a capacity of 8,000 and acts as the temporary home of HNK Rijeka. The club has played in every Croatian 1st league since 1992 and has won the title in 2017.

Stadion Rujevica

The smallest stadium in the League with a capacity of 3,100 is the Gradski stadium. It is the home of NK Slaven Belupo.  Slaven gained their first promotion in 1997 and have never been relegated. They finished in the 2nd place in 2008.

Gradski stadion (Koprivnica)

The Stadion Varteks was built in 1931 and has a capacity of 8,800. It is the home of NK Varaždin who have 4 appearances in the Croatian 1st League.

stadion varteks


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