Vasil Levski National Stadium, Sofia
The stadium was named after Vasil Levski, a revolutionary and Bulgarian national hero. It was opened in 1953 with just a lower tier. The second tier wasn't added until the 1960s. This stadium replaced Levski Field, built in 1934, which in turn replaced the Yunak Stadium that was constructed in 1928.
The stadium offers a number of options along with the football field. It is equipped for judo, gymnastics, basketball, boxing, fencing and table tennis. It also has three restaurants on site. During the communist time, the stadium is the largest and the most important sport stadium in the country. Many, if not most, of the important national and international sport events during that era took place here.
Vasil Levski National Stadium is well known as a concert venue. The largest concert ever held in Bulgaria took place at this stadium. It was held by Lepa Brena who performed for more than 100,000 fans. Other artists who have appeared at Vasil Levski National Stadium include Bon Jovi, Guns n Roses, Metallica and Madonna.
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