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New stadium will have around 13 thousand seats. Older stadium Gradski Vrt where NK Osijek is currently at is around 17 thousand.
it is enough, smaller club, 100k town or so. Arad has about 50k over Osijek here and also getting a 13k-seater (almost finished).

what sucks is that the Croatian NT will not get one soon!
 

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I agree. Better to have a smaller stadium that would be full most of the time than to have bigger one that would feel empty most of the time.
 

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what sucks is that the Croatian NT will not get one soon!
NT easily can play all of its games in Osijek as support is the biggest there and they are sure to have sold-out stadium no matter who they play. And now they will have first-class venue.

Attendances in Zagreb vary on opponent, ticket price, team results. FA avoids Split due to other reasons and gives them one game in 5-6 years. Stadium in Rijeka is small, can be used for opponents like San Marino and Moldova so I'd say Osijek will be "national stadium" in forthcoming years.

What would I like? 10-15k seater in Zagreb with covered stands.
 

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the Croatian NT would deserve at least a 30k-seater (35k maybe) in Zagreb. indoor Arena Zagreb has been many times filled. in Bucharest sometimes we sell 30k against Andorra. sure it's a much larger town, but the Croatian NT now is very popular. good luck with Osijek, it looks nice and like a nice beginning!
 

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let's recap a little bit! if Croatia hasn't invested in football stadiums, for 2008 they built some really nice and modern indoor arenas to host major indoor competitions such as handball.

Arena Zagreb (15k)




Spaladium Split (11k)





Arena Zadar (9k)





plus smaller halls in Varadzin, Osijek, Rijeka and Porec, although not as good as these 3 big ones. so Croatia kind of fixed the part with indoor. they look very modern.
 

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plus smaller halls in Varadzin, Osijek, Rijeka and Porec, although not as good as these 3 big ones. so Croatia kind of fixed the part with indoor. they look very modern.
But surprisingly these smaller halls are much popular for hosting all kinds of competitions and are actually used more in everyday life unlike those three that are always in some debt (especially the one in Split) and are usually empty during the day.

Gradski Vrt (Osijek) hosts the biggest international gymnastics competition in Croatia (Dobro World Cup), last year they had gymnasts from over 30 countries and the competition was streamed on television all over the world with about 566 milion viewers which is 125 times bigger population than Croatia. Also we are host a smaller international competition of rhythmic gymnastics, boxing, fencing and so on.
Other more recent competitions that I can think of which are not hosted here every year but are quite big are World shooting para sport (2017 and 2019), European Shooting Championships (2019), futsal World Cup qualifiers (2019), Women’s European Handball Championship qualifiers (2019), Davis Cup (2018), European Handball Championship qualifiers (2018).
The biggest advantage of Gradski Vrt is that is also used by few highschools that don't have their own sports hall since they are in quite old buildings that can't be adapted so it's never empty.
 
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