Gradski stadion u Poljudu
* Address: Split
* Country: Croatia
* Capacity: 34,000
* Opened: 1979
* Main use: Football
* Tenants: Hajduk Split (football)
Extra stadium info – Gradski stadion u Poljudu
The construction of the stadium, which is also known as a venue for athletics, started in 1977. It was opened by Josip Broz, a former president of Yugoslavia. Hajduk Split, one of the first Croatian sports clubs with a value of $10 million, use the stadium for home games. They were founded in 1911 by a group of students. Hajduk Split and their rivals Dinamo Zagreb became the first Croatian sports clubs with 100,000 followers on their main social media page. In 1992, Hajduk Split won the inaugural top-flight football league of Croatia.
The national football team of Croatia also sometimes use the venue for home games. In 2018, they reached the final of the prestigious FIFA World Cup for the first time in their history. France won the final, which was played in front of 78,000 spectators in Moscow. Croatia faced Argentina, Iceland and Nigeria in the group stage of the 2018 FIFA World Cup. They defeated Denmark in the first round of the knockout phase. In the quarter-finals of the tournament, Croatia eliminated Russia after penalties. The national football team of Croatia reached the FIFA World Cup final after beating England in the semi-finals.