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The new Puskás Arena is an iconic sports arena in Budapest and Hungary, serving as a modern, multifunctional event venue in the Hungarian cultural life, be it a football match or a large scale-concert.

  • The Puskás Arena has an internal area of 6 acres.
  • This makes it the largest and most modern public venue in Central Europe with more than 50 m height, 316 m length and 260 m width. 
  •  Our VIP guests can reach their private boxes through a separate entrance, elevators and staircases.
  • The exact capacity is 67,155 individuals. 
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  • Secretary of State for Sports of the Ministry of Human Resources
  • „Onto the same position where the iconic Népstadion (People's Stadium) was standing the new Puskás Aréna has been built to the worthy of the traditions of Hungarian football in line with the technological challenges of the 21th century, where spectators can enjoy the special atmosphere of live matches and concerts in a modern environment. The Puskás Arena is a defining part of Hungarian sports and culture."
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  • Government Commissioner responsible for the planification and construction of the Arena.
  • "The new Puskás Arena is a 100% Hungarian project; it was designed and built by Hungarians. The three-year-long construction ensured a job for fifteen thousand Hungarian people, aiding the livelihood of these fifteen thousand families. We can all be proud of it."
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  • National Centres for Sport General Director
  • „The National Centres for Sport operates more than a hundred sports facilities in Hungary. The Puskás Arena is the largest sport facility in Hungary not only in size but also in its prominent role. With its multifunctionality it continuously hosts sports and cultural events, and we, as a proud host, carry out our work with maximum care and commitment.t."
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  • Head Designer
  • "Each and every day I visited the construction site. The construction took ten years from my life. However, now that I said it, I must correct myself right away: it didn't take, but add ten years. It was a beautiful task."

The Puskás Arena by numbers

The Puskás Arena was built in accordance with the UEFA's category IV requirements:

  • Football match: 67,000, concert: 78,000 capacity 
  • 4,000 VIP capacity
  • 80 Skyboxes and 4 Skyclubs: boxes with capacities ranging from 12 to 60 people
  • Quality fan service: more than 50 commercial units (1 km long total bar length)
  • Full Wi-Fi coverage, fast internet connection
  • Changing rooms: the two large, modern changing rooms are located on the entrance level of the facility and can be reached directly by the team buses. Each of the teams will also have at their disposal a big massage and rehabilitation area
  • Hybrid turf: natural grass reinforced with plastic strings, which is significantly more resistant than the traditional turf
  • Most modern LED lighting (sports, decorative and inner lighting) 
  • Fully accessible environment 
  • Access control system: QR code readers at the gates
  • Modern face recognition camera system
  • Fully cash-less: you can pay with a HelloPay Arena Card, bank card or with your compatible mobile phone


  • 10,000 tonnes worth of steel framework - the equivalent of 2 whole Elisabeth Bridges
  • 150,000 m3 of ferro-concrete - would be enough to build 75 residential estates
  • More than 57,000 m2 of steel in the roofing, which was built by a 1,250 tonne tracked crane
    • The crane was put together after being delivered by 60 trucks to the site, its assembly took three weeks alone
    • The weight and movements of the crane had to be supported by the organisational rout in the surroundings of the site
    • This crane lifted to its place the supporting frame, consisting of 38 units
    • The outer and naturally heaviest unit's weight was nearly 150 tonnes
  • The construction of the ferro-concrete roofing was so complex, because of how it supports itself on the pylons, that a 3D model of the labyrinthine system of the roofing had to be created for the workers
  • 26 km-s worth of driven pegs, which is long enough to reach the city of Százhalombatta from Puskás Arena
  • 1,700 km-s worth of cable length, if this was to be distended from Puskás Arena, would reach further than London or Barcelona
  • 16 tower-cranes
  • 36,000 lighting fixtures
  • Nearly an accumulated 1 km length of bars
  • For the full Wi-Fi coverage, 1,500 access points needed to be created, one of the largest systems of kind in Hungary

67 thousand at a football match and 78 thousand capacity at a concert

4 thousand VIP capacity

Quality fan service: 45 bars

10,000 tonnes of steel framework - the equivalent of 2 whole Elisabeth Bridges

150,000 m3 ferro-concrete - would be enough to build 75 residential estates

Népstadion (People's Stadium)

Beginning of construction: 13 July, 1948

Inauguration: 20 August, 1953

Beginning of demolition: February 2016

What connects it to the past?

  • It was built on the site of the People's Stadium, their centre coincides 
  • The "Tower" is the only remaining part of the old facility
  • The pylons are similar to the old ones
  • A major part of the debris was re-used

Puskás Arena

Beginning of construction: March 2017
Inauguration: 15 November, 2019

Puskás Aréna
What makes it modern?

  • Fully roofed stands
  • The furthest seat is only 80 metres from the field
  • There is a modern access and camera system
  • There are several multifunctional conference and event areas

  • The location is the same and the kick-off circle is in the exact same spot as the Népstadion (People's Stadium)
  • It was named after the world-famous Ferenc Puskás
  • The staircases (the so-called pylons) coincide with the characteristics of the old building
  • The old stadium's refurbished tower building will host the Puskás Exhibition Centre, the museum
  • The access system of the stands uniform: staircases in the pylons and a broad circuit to walk around
  •  A great part of the old stadium's debris was re-used and re-integrated
  • Height of the establishment: 52 m
  • Width and length: 205 m x 316 m
  • Useable central area: 11,000 m2
  • Full capacity: over 67,000
  • 38 staircases
  • 27 elevators
  • 1,500 Wi-Fi access points, 600 full HD screens
  • 45 bars