- Address: Dózsa György út 1, Budapest
- Country: Hungary
- Capacity: 67,000
- Opened: 15 November 2019
- Main use: Football
Extra stadium info – Puskás Aréna
The construction of the stadium started in 2017. It opened with a football match between Hungary and Uruguay. 65,000 people attended the game, which was won by the South American visitors. The national football team of Hungary played their first-ever FIFA World Cup final in 1938. They lost the game, which took place in the French city of Paris. On 6 September 2020, the national football team of Hungary also lost their second match at the Puskás Aréna. Russia won the game. On 12 November 2020, Hungary faced Iceland in their third match at the Puskás Aréna. The game ended in a victory for the Hungarians.
The Puskás Aréna is named after the Hungarian football legend Ferenc Puskás. He is widely regarded as one of the greatest football players of all time. Ferenc Puskás scored once for the national football team of Hungary in the 1954 FIFA World Cup final. The Hungarians lost the final. Ferenc Puskás won European championship titles with the Spanish football giants Real Madrid. He also won the first-ever edition of the Intercontinental Cup, the former world championship for football clubs. Ferenc Puskás won the title after beating Peñarol from Uruguay with Real Madrid. He scored once against Peñarol in the Intercontinental Cup.
The European championship for national football teams
On 15 June 2021, the Puskás Aréna hosted its first match for the UEFA European Football Championship. The national football team of the Portuguese Republic won the game against Hungary, which took place in front of tens of thousands of spectators. Raphaël Adelino José Guerreiro scored the first goal of the match. The Portuguese football legend Cristiano Ronaldo dos Santos Aveiro scored twice in the game. The national football teams of the Czech Republic, the French Republic and the Netherlands also played at the Puskás Aréna during the European championship for national football teams in 2021.