- Address: Dunajská Streda
- Country: Slovak Republic
- Capacity: 12,000
- Opened: 1953
- Main use: Football
- Tenants: DAC (football)
Extra stadium info – MOL Aréna
The stadium’s record attendance was set in 1988, when the world famous side FC Bayern München from Germany visited the venue for a football match. 15,000 people attended the game between DAC and Bayern München. The German club named FC Bayern München, nicknamed FC Hollywood, won several world championship titles. In 1974, they were crowned European football champions for the first time in their history. FC Bayern München won the title after beating Atlético de Madrid from Spain. In 1976, they won their first world championship title after beating Cruzeiro Esporte Clube from Brazil in a two-legged final. The first leg took place in the German city of Munich and the second leg took place in the Brazilian city of Belo Horizonte.
The national football team of the Slovak Republic
The national football team of the Slovak Republic, also known as Slovakia, played their first game at the MOL Aréna on 30 March 1993. That day, they faced Lithuania. The match ended in a 2-2 draw. The national football team of the Slovak Republic played their first-ever FIFA World Cup matches in 2010. The first one, which ended in a 1-1 draw, was a game against New Zealand. Róbert Vittek scored the first-ever FIFA World Cup goal for the Slovak Republic. He played professional football in the Slovak Republic, Germany, the French Republic, Türkiye and Hungary.
Other FIFA World Cup matches
The national football team of the Slovak Republic also faced Paraguay and the Italian Republic in the group stage of the 2010 FIFA World Cup. They lost against Paraguay. The Slovak Republic won the game against the Italians. On 28 June 2010, the Slovak Republic faced the Netherlands in the round of 16 of the FIFA World Cup. The Dutch side won the match. The Netherlands lost the 2010 FIFA World Cup final against Spain.