Kamberovica Polje Bb, Zenica, 72000, Bosnia and Herzegovina
More about Zenica
River Bosna from fortress
River Bosna from fortress
Vranduk fortress and mosque
Travel Tips for Zenica
Well what can I say...it can be crowded sometimes and sometimes it's not. Depends on what time. Usually more cars are out at night so it's harder to get through. So if anyone plans on going with a car just through Zenica, I suggest u go during the day. (Although it can be crowded sometimes then too)
Go nuts at the stadium
Bilino Polje Stadium is one of the two stadiums in Bosnia that hosts World Cup Qualifier Games. Generally it is considered a curse for foreign teams, because they usually lose. The Bosnian national team never lost on this field until the Euro 2008 qualifier against Hungary. Belgium learnt their lesson this April, when they lost a World Cup qualifying match.
Bosnians are great with foreigners, but things can get quite nasty when the neighboring Sarajevo team is in town. The local fan club calls themselves "Robjasi". This means something like "the convicts", which is a dig at the local state prison, and these guys definitely know how to rock the place (see homepage).
The stadium has a genuine 70s charm to it, but it is also historic ground. In the 12th century Ban Kulin, then ruler of Bosnia, was forced to meet the Pope's delegates here to abjur from the Bosnian church and join the rest of the catholics. Maybe what we see now in football is the revenge.
Bosnia suffered most from the breakup of Yugoslavia. Tito held the country together for half a century, despite all ethnic and religious covetousness, and is still cherished by many as a great statesman and a symbol of good times gone. This picture adorns the wall in the lodge of the local mountaineering association. Many downtown shopkeepers and private households have also kept his picture.
City of Sports
Zenica features brand-new European standard sport facilities including a track stadium and an indoor arena with new mall and hotel attached. The football stadium is being renovated at the moment. Recent sport events include the Balkan Games (a Balkan political union would be even better, but that's a different story), World and European Basketball and Football qualifiers, World Boxing Championships for women etc. So if you want to see your home national team loose in the fourth largest city of a country with 4 million inhabitants, come to Zenica!
If anybody from Mittal Steel reads this: The indoor pool proudly called "Swimming club of the Zenica steel works", near the entrance of the factory could need some money for a general overhaul! For Christ's sake sponsor them by paying some of the people you laid off recently to fix the place! Passport good idea if you get arrested in a football riot.
Goggles for swimming (plenty of chlorine).
Bilino Polje is the home football stadium of NK Čelik from the city of Zenica in Bosnia and Herzegovina.The stadium was built and opened in 1972. It was used in Bosnia and Herzegovinas first match, a friendly played against Albania in 1995 with the final result being a 0-0 draw.