The official website for European football

Hungary announce stadium switch

Published: Friday 16 May 2003, 16.32CET
Hungary have moved their upcoming UEFA EURO 2004™ qualifier against Latvia to the national stadium.
Published: Friday 16 May 2003, 16.32CET

Hungary announce stadium switch

Hungary have moved their upcoming UEFA EURO 2004™ qualifier against Latvia to the national stadium.

Hungary have moved their upcoming UEFA EURO 2004™ qualifier against Latvia to the national stadium in Budapest.

Demand for tickets
The Group 4 match had been due to take place at the capital's Megyeri úti stadium, which is home to Újpesti TE, but has been switched to cope with the high demand for tickets.

Keep everyone happy
The Ferenc Puskás national stadium holds 30,000 compared with the Újpest ground's 13,000 capacity. Hungarian Football Federation (MLS) spokesman György Szöllosi said: "We have taken the game to the national stadium because we wouldn't want to say no to anyone wanting to see the game and support Imre Gellei's side."

Public interest
Hungary's previous home international, the Group 4 defeat by Sweden last month, drew a 28,000 crowd, and the MLS hopes the switch of venue will satisfy the increased level of public interest in the national team. Hungary are in fourth place in their qualifying section with five points from four matches.

Last updated: 01/02/12 10.27CET

Related information

Team profiles

http://www.uefa.com/uefaeuro/news/newsid=69585.html#hungary+announce+stadium+switch

 

Quicklinks

Media information