History and reconstruction
The Puskás Arena, Hungary’s new national arena was opened in November 2019 after the rebuilt of the historic Puskás Ferenc Stadium which was named also after the most celebrated and most well known Hungarian football player.
The historic Ferenc Puskás Stadium was built 1948-1953 and opened in 1953. The old stadium was multifunctional, most often giving place for football matches and concerts until its closure in 2016.
In 2017, the legendary stadium was pulled down and the rebuilding started.
The construction works of the brand new Hungarian football arena were finished in 2019, which is now equipped with the latest technology and has a capacity of 68,000 seats.
The newly built Puskás Arena started with a friendly opening match between Hungary and Uruguay on 15 November 2019. Puskás Arena also hosted the UEFA Super Cup Final, Bayern Munich and Sevilla (2:1) in Budapest on 24 September 2020.
Puskás Arena in Budapest meets all the UEFA stadium criterias and will host 4 football matches of EURO 2021 as well.
Please find here more information about the stadium.
Ferenc Puskás was a real superstar in the 1950s and 1960s and even nowdays he is still very popular in Hungary. Puskás scored several remarkable goals with the Hungarian national team and was generally considered as best football player in his era.
He joined the Spanish club Real Madrid after his emigration and shot wonderful goals there.
After his withdrawal as a player he became a coach for several teams.
He moved back to Hungary in the early 1990s and died in 2006 when he was 79 years old. He is buried at the St Stephen Basilica in Budapest.
In homage to Ferenc Puskás, the FIFA Puskás Award is given for the most beautiful goal every year.
Puskás Arena - a Modern Event Venue
The new Puskás Arena is a perfect event venue as well. Besides sport and cultural programs, this modern site hosts all kinds of events: conferences, workshops and exclusive happenings.
Its biggest event space is the so called „Business VIP” with 2500 sqm and can be separated into smaller sections. Capacity of Business VIP: theater style set up - 800 pax, round table set up – 600 pax.
The second biggest event space is the so called „VIP Club” with 1800 sqm and additional smaller meeting rooms alongside. Capacity of Business VIP: theater style set up - 500 pax, round table set up – 350 pax.
There are four SkyClubs (80-170 sqm) in the four corners of Puskás Arena, ideal venue for workshops and press conferences offering a perfect view on the play-field.
The #PowerOfLiveEvents, a great conference supported by the Budapest Convention Bureau and Hungarian MICE profesionnals was also held at the Puskás Arena on 10 September 2020 where we participated as well.
This was a day long conference about the future of events, proving that live events can be profesionally organized during the current pandemic circumstances by establishing the right conditions and observing a health and safety protocol.
In the evening, “Get-Together” programs and concerts were held, and the most beautiful sights of Budapest were highlighted in blue to raise awareness to the importance of live events and to show that the Hungarian event industry and event professionals are prepared to organize MICE events safely.
UEFA EURO 2021
Budapest is proud to accomodate 4 football matches of UEFA EURO 2021 (postponed from June 2020) next June, all at the newly built Puskás Arena.
Budapest will host the following matches of EURO 2021:
15 June - Portugal v Hungary/Iceland
19 June - France v Hungary/Iceland
23 June - Portugal v France
27 June - a Round of 16 match
For further details of the UEFA matches please click here.
For the most important international sport events organized in Hungary in 2021 click here.
Stadium Key Facts
- Home team: Hungarian national team
- Capacity- football match: 67.000 pax
- Capacity- concert: 78.000 pax
- Territory of 6 hectar
- 50 m height, 316 m length, 260 m width
Event Key Facts
- Biggest and most modern public instititution in Central Europe
- 6 separated events possible at the same time
- „Business VIP” - 2500 sqm: capacity in theater style set up 800 pax, round table set up 600 pax.
- „VIP Club” - 1800 sqm: capacity in theater style set up 500 pax, round table set up 350 pax.
- Four SkyClubs (80-170 sqm) in the four corners of Puskás Arena, ideal venue for workshops and press conferences offering a perfect view on the play-field.
- 556 car parking lots
Puskás Arena Budapest is easily accessible by public transport: Metro line 2 - Puskás Ferenc Stadion metro station
The stadium is only 10 minutes drive from the city center.
If you would like to know more about the possibilities at Puskás Arena Budapest please contact us by email!