- Address: Bulevardul Basarabia, Bucharest
- Country: Romania
- Capacity: 55,000
- Opened: 6 September 2011
- Main use: Football
- Tenants: FCSB (football)
Extra stadium info – Arena Națională
The construction of the venue started in 2008. It opened with a football match between Romania and the French Republic, commonly known as France. The stadium hosted the 2012 UEFA Europa League final between Athletic Club and Atlético de Madrid in front of 52,000 fans. Atlético de Madrid won the final after beating Athletic Club 3-0. Radamel Falcao García Zárate scored twice before Diego Ribas da Cunha scored the third goal of the game. It was the second final of the tournament, which was known as the UEFA Cup, between two Spanish clubs. The first final of the tournament between two Spanish clubs took place in 2007. Sevilla FC won the final after beating Espanyol in the Scottish city of Glasgow.
The national football team of Romania
The national football team of Romania played numerous matches at the stadium. In 1930, they played in the inaugural FIFA World Cup. Romania won their first-ever FIFA World Cup match. They won the game against Peru, which took place on 14 July 1930, 3-1. Romania lost their second FIFA World Cup match. The national football team of Uruguay won the game. Uruguay won the inaugural FIFA World Cup in the Uruguayan city of Montevideo. In 1994, Romania reached the quarter-finals of the FIFA World Cup for the first time in their history. They were defeated by Sweden in the quarter-finals.
FCSB, the first Romanian sports club with 1 million followers on its main social media page, use the Arena Națională for home games. They drew an average home attendance of 15,000 in their first-ever league season at the venue. It was the highest average home attendance in the Romanian league. FCSB won the top-flight football league of Romania various times.