- Address: Khabarovsk
- Country: Russia
- Capacity: 15,000
- Opened: 1951
- Main use: Football
- Tenants: SKA Khabarovsk (football)
Extra stadium info – Lenin Stadium
The Lenin Stadium became one of the main sports venues in eastern Russia. It is named after Vladimir Ilyich Ulyanov, commonly known as Vladimir Lenin. Vladimir Ilyich Ulyanov was born in 1870. He embraced revolutionary socialist politics following his brother’s execution in 1887. In 1924, Vladimir Ilyich Ulyanov died at the age of 53. That year, he was the leader of the USSR. Ioseb Besarionis dze Jughashvili, commonly known as Joseph Stalin, became the leader of the USSR after the death of Vladimir Ilyich Ulyanov.
SKA Khabarovsk and Zenit
SKA Khabarovsk use the Lenin Stadium for home matches. The club was founded in 1946. They were promoted to the Russian top-flight football league in 2017 for the first time in their history. SKA Khabarovsk were promoted after winning a penalty shoot-out. On 16 July 2017, they faced Zenit in their first-ever top-flight league game at the Lenin Stadium. 14,000 fans showed up for the match. The visitors won the game. Daler Adyamovich Kuzyayev and Aleksandr Aleksandrovich Kokorin both scored for Zenit in that match. Zenit became the first Russian club with a UEFA Super Cup title. In 2008, they won the title in for the first time in their history after beating the English football giants Manchester United in Monaco in front of a crowd of 18,000.
SKA Khabarovsk in their maiden Russian top-flight league season
In 2018, SKA Khabarovsk finished 16th place in their maiden Russian top-flight football league season. The 16th place resulted in relegation to the second tier of Russian football for SKA Khabarovsk. The club from Khabarovsk gathered 13 points in 30 games in their first-ever Russian top-flight league season. Two of those 30 games ended in a victory for SKA Khabarovsk. Seven of those 30 games ended in a draw.