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Nov 15, 2019

Puskás Arena opens tonight with friendly between Hungary and Uruguay

The new UEFA category 4 stadium can seat 68,000 and hold up to 80,000 people for concerts.

Hungary’s new flagship stadium, the Puskás Arena will be inaugurated tonight with a friendly football match between the Hungarian national team and two-time world champions, Uruguay.

The new UEFA category 4 stadium can seat 68,000 and hold up to 80,000 people for concerts. Tickets for tonight's opening match sold out in just a few hours.

Opened in 1953, Puskás Ferenc Stadium, formerly known as Népstadion (People’s Stadium), was completely demolished in March 2016 to make way for the new arena. 

Puskás Aréna is already scheduled to host four matches at the Euro 2020 football tournament: three in the group stage and one in the round of the last 16. The Hungarian team will be battling it out for the title next year.

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