The most important aspect of our design concept has been the preservation and passing on of inherited values to future generations. A symbolic building of Budapest the former Népstadion, built in 1948-1953 has been reborn. This is the largest and most up-to-date multifunctional Arena in Central Europe, which meets all the requirements for a 21st century venue, nevertheless preserving the important characteristics of the old building that Hungarian loved. Puskás Aréna was awarded Stadium of the Year in 2019, by the Stadium Database public voting.
The nostalgic feeling is enhanced by the fact that the concrete from the demolished building has been reused in the foundations and walls of the new one. The preserved and refurbished old tower building has become a museum, the Puskás Exhibition Centre.
The capacity of Puskás Aréna is 67.000 spectators for football matches and 78.000 for concerts.
There is a VIP area for 4000 persons, which can be converted to meet special demands as a venue of different events (e.g. conferences, banquets, weddings). There are 88 skyboxes as well with exclusive service.
Puskás Aréna meets all the requirements of the UEFA highest category being a suitable venue for Champions League and Europa League finals.
Construction lasted three years and employed fifteen thousand people.
Chief architect: SKARDELLI György
Area: 208 000 m2