Asim Ferhatović Hase Stadium

Asim Ferhatović Hase Stadium is a stadium owned by the city of Sarajevo. It is also known as Koševo Stadium and formerly Olympic Stadium. Koševo Stadium is located in the Koševo neighborhood of Sarajevo and it is used mostly by FK Sarajevo.

Construction

The stadium was opened in the year 1947. In 1984, it was reconstructed for the 1984 Winter Olympics, and is therefore often called Olympic Stadium. Now, it is officially called "Asim Ferhatović - Hase" since July 2004, after Asim Ferhatović, the legendary FK Sarajevo player who retired in 1967.

Today Koševo can seat 37,500, though attendance for concerts can be expanded to roughly 80,000, such as for U2's PopMart Tour in 1997 and Dino Merlin's Burek tour in 2004. It is also the home stadium of the national football side of Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Concerts
  • Zdravko Čolić - September 7, 1978 (Putujući zemljotres Tour)
  • U2 - September 23, 1997 (PopMart Tour)
  • Dino Merlin - July 31, 2000 (guests: Adi Lukovac & Ornamenti, Ivana Banfić, Amir Bjelanović Tula, Miro Asotić)
  • Dino Merlin - July 31, 2004 (guests: Željko Joksimović, Ivana Banfić, Nina Badrić, Edo Zanki, Almir Hukelić, Gani Tamir)
  • Bijelo dugme - May 15, 2005
  • Haris Džinović - June 23, 2007 (guests: Željko Joksimović, Halid Bešlić, Hari Varešanović, Enis Bešlagić)
  • Dino Merlin - July 19, 2008 (guests: Hari Varešanović, Vesna Zmijanac, Toni Cetinski, Eldin Huseinbegović, Ivana Banfić, Baby Dooks, Elvedin Krilić)
  • Hari Mata Hari - August 10, 2009 (guests: Nina Badrić, Dino Merlin, Halid Bešlić, Dražen Žerić Žera, Eldin Huseinbegović)
  • Željko Joksimović - June 12, 2010 (guests: Halid Bešlić, Hari Varešanović, Jelena Tomašević)
  • Zdravko Čolić - July 31, 2010 (Kad pogledaš me preko ramena Tour, guests: Dino Merlin, Nikša Bratoš)
History

Construction works started in 1947. The stadium was literally buried into a local hill thus merging with its natural surroundings. In 1950 a pitch and a tartan track were also added. The first international football match, between Yugoslavia and Turkey, was played in 1954.

In 1966, the stadium hosted an athletic championship for the Balkans. It was renovated for that occasion. New administration building was built, so were the new locker rooms and a restaurant. A modern scoreboard and new lightening were also provided.

The stadium was renovated for the third time after the war, in 1998. By adding the chairs on every stand the seating capacity of the stadium was reduced to 37,500. Throughout its football history, the stadium was usually a home ground for FK Sarajevo's and FK Zeljeznicar's international matches. Sarajevo audience witnessed many great matches against Europe's finest clubs such as Manchester United, Dynamo Kyiv, FC Basel, Hamburger SV etc.

The stadium's largest attendance was recorded in 1981/82 league match between FK Sarajevo and FK Zeljeznicar. Allegedly, about 60,000 people attended the game.

Winter Olympics

On February 7, 1984, Asim Ferhatović Hase stadium hosted the opening ceremonies of the 1984 Winter Olympics for which it was thoroughly renovated and expanded. About 50,000 people attended the ceremonies. The west stand held 18,500 seating places at that time.

Building Activity

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