Bosnia and Herzegovina National Football Team - Home Stadiums

Home Stadiums

The Bosnia and Herzegovina national team uses a small capacity center called "Kulturno Sportski Centar Famos Hrasnica" located in Hrasnica in the city of Ilidža, a suburb of capital city Sarajevo for light training sessions ahead of international matches. A modern training camp for the national football team is being built in Crkvice neighborhood in Zenica which is expected to be finished sometimes in late 2012 or early 2013.

Asim Ferhatović Hase Stadium is a stadium owned by the city of Sarajevo. It is also known as Koševo Stadium and formerly Olympic Stadium. The capacity is 34,630. Koševo Stadium is located in the Koševo neighborhood of Sarajevo and it is used mostly by FK Sarajevo. The stadium was opened in the year 1947. In 1984, it was reconstructed for the 1984 Winter Olympics, and is therefore often called Olympic Stadium. Now, it is officially called "Asim Ferhatović – Hase" since July 2004, after Asim Ferhatović, the legendary FK Sarajevo player who retired in 1967.

Attendance for concerts at the stadium can be 80,000 places, such as for U2's PopMart Tour in 1997 and Dino Merlin's Burek tour in 2004. It is the secondary home stadium of the national football side of Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Bilino Polje is the home football stadium of NK Čelik from the city of Zenica in Bosnia and Herzegovina and one of two main stadiums of the national football team of Bosnia and Herzegovina. The stadium was built and opened in 1972. It was used in Bosnia and Herzegovina's first match, a friendly played against Albania in 1995 with the final result being a 0–0 draw. The stadium is considered a "curse" for foreign national teams, due to the fact that the Bosnian national team usually wins or rarely loses their home games at Bilino Polje stadium. In a period stretching from 1995 to October 2006, Bosnia went undefeated at home in around 15 games played in Zenica. The city of Zenica had to wait another 5 years (1995–2000) before the next match of the national team was played at the stadium. This match was also a friendly, this time against Macedonia, with the final result being a victory for the home side 1–0. The Bosnian national team never lost on this field until the Euro 2008 qualifier against Hungary.

On August 10, 2012, the Bosnian Federation and the local government of City of Zenica financed the replacement of the old grass surface at the Bilino Polje Stadium after numerous complaints from visiting teams about it's quality.

It is expected that new stadium Tušanj in Tuzla, which is under construction on site of old Tušanj stadium, and following highest UEFA standards, will provide another home ground for the national team as soon as it becomes finished.

Stadium Results at Home GP W D L
Asim Ferhatović Hase Stadium, Sarajevo 31 10 9 12
Bilino Polje, Zenica 27 17 5 5
Grbavica, Sarajevo 2 0 2 0
Stadion Pod Borićima, Bihać 1 0 1 0
Total 61 27 17 17
See also: List of football stadiums in Bosnia and Herzegovina

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