Asim Ferhatovic Hase Stadium
Sarajevo's Asim Ferhatovic Hase Stadium is the former Olympic Stadium, which was home to the 1984 Winter Olympic games. It is also known as Kosevo Stadium, which was its name from 1952 until 2004.
The stadium was built in 1947 and underwent massive renovations in 1984 before the Olympic games and in 1996 after the war.
Nowadays the stadium has a capacity of 37.500 and the local football club FK Sarajevo as well as the national team of Bosnia and Herzegovina use the stadium as their home ground. The football ground is surrounded by athletics tracks.
The Asim Ferhatovic Hase Stadium is located about 3 km north of Sarajevo's city centre. To get to the area we took trolleybus #102 in the direction of Jezero.
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In 1984 Sarajevo hosted the XIV. Olympic Winter Games. The opening ceremony was held in the Asim Ferhatovic Hase Stadium, which at that time was named Olympic Stadium (see my previous tip).
In the vicinity of the stadium stands the Olympic Tower with the characteristic Olympic rings and the orange logo of the games.
The official mascot was Vucko, a cute little wolf, who is very popular for all kinds of souvenirs. You can still find him near most Olympic sites.
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The Grbavica stadium is a real football shrine, however Zeljo, throughout it’s history had played home games at different locations. After the second world war, Zeljo has played at the Sixth April stadium which was located at Chenich Vila. This stadium was a host to Zeljo’s games in the ‘46/47 season. During that season, Zeljo was the only club from BiH that played in the 1st Yugoslav League. In 1953, the works at stadium Grbavica were finally completed. The opening game was played on 13th of September and Zeljo won that game against Sibenk (Croatia) 4:1. The stadium was operated and managed by a closely knit group of volunteers from RSD Zeljeznicar. In the very begingin the staudim had a running track, however the track was later on removed. During the ’68 to 76 time period the stadium went thru a series of reconstructions and Zeljeznicar played it’s games at the municipal Koshevo stadium.
During the Serbian attacks on the city of Sarajevo the old wooden part of the stadium went up in flames and was permanently destroyed. The field and the surrounding ares itself were in the middle of the war activities and the whole area was the playground for some of the biggest battles in the city of Sarajevo. After the reintegration of the city, Zeljeznicar regained the control over the stadium and it was officially reopened on the 2nd of May 1996. The opening match was between Zeljo and FK Sarajevo and the game
FUDBALSKI KLUB SARAJEVO
During my childhood time( 80's) in turkish football teams most foreigner players comes from former Yugoslavia and most of them were from Bosnia or Bosniak.
I can tell you their names and where they were play.Saffet Susic (he never played in Turkey)
Tarizk Hodzic,Repcic etc.When I was in Sarajevo I remembered those days.
FK. Sarajevo is Muslims Football club.
Football Club Sarajevo is a professional football club based in Sarajevo, the capital city of Bosnia-Herzegovina. Formed on October 24, 1946, the club was one of the most successful Bosnian sides in the former Yugoslavia, winning two First League titles. Today it is one of the most prominent members of the Bosnian-Herzegovinian Premier League, where it has won two championships and four Cups.
Sarajevo plays its home games at Asim Ferhatoviæ Hase Stadium, a 35,630 seat venue located in the city's Koševo neighborhood. Horde Zla, the team's supporters organization since 1986, traditionally occupies the stadium's north side. The club is strongly associated with its bordo colors, the Koševo stadium, and former stars such as Asim Ferhatovic and Safet Sušic, as well as with the city of Sarajevo and Bosnia in general.
FK Sarajevo was established less than a year after the liberation of Sarajevo from Nazi rule by Partisan forces. The result of a combination between football teams Udarnik (roughly translated: one in the forefront) and Sloboda (Liberty), the club first appeared on the Yugoslav sports scene in 1946 under the name S.D. Torpedo. It played its first match on November 3rd 1946. By 1947, the name was changed to S.D. Metalaca Sarajevo, before being simplified to FK Sarajevo in 1949.
FK Sarajevo first entered the renowned First League of Yugoslavia after eliminating Sloga from Novi Sad. FK Sarajevo drew the first match 3-3 in Novi Sad, but then dominated the second match in Sarajevo 5-1. FK Sarajevo lasted only one season in the First League before falling out, but made it back in 1950. From there, FK Sarajevo remained a stable component of the First League every year except the 1957-1958 season.
Ski Hill at Bjelasnica
Bjelasnica was developed for the Downhill events for the 1984 Winter Olympics. Hotels that were present during the war in the '90's were gutted in the fighting, though on now has been rebulit. The ski slopes are open during the season for skiing and hiking is possible out into the forests of the Bjelasnica. Several traditional villages exist atop the long mountain slopes. You might want to check with Green Visions for information on possible hiking tours they are leading and for information on possible mine locations - always a problem in BiH for the moment.
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Football and Football
We came to Sarajevo on the day one of the local footie clubs, FK Sarajevo, won the Bosnian league. On the way into the city we were stuck in traffic already - with crazy supporters all around us. Strangely enough they were all wearing Arsenal shirts because FK Sarajevo is wearing bordeaux coloured outfits as well ;)
When we went into town in the evening to meet VTer Santiago we ended in the official championship party which was huge. Thousands of people were singing the club song on the streets and there was a stage on Ferhadija where obviously the team was celebrated. It's was a thrilling atmosphere which seemed rather friendly. Only when a beer bottle crashed down to the ground only one metre next to where we were standing we escaped.
We met Santiago in a bar in Dalmatinska to watch the Champions League Final between Milan and Liverpool FC which unfortunately the wrong team won. When we went home there were still people singing in the streets. They obviously didn't care much for the Champions League.
Equipment: Whatever you wear, it should be bordeaux when FK Sarajevo plays, blue if NK Zeljeznicar plays ;) A helmet wouldn't be bad for championship celebrations ;)
Asim Ferhatovic Hase Stadium
Koševo is stadium owned by city of Sarajevo. The stadium is located in the Sarajevo neighbourhood of Koševo and it is used mostly by F.C. Sarajevo.
The stadium was opened in the year 1952. In 1984, it was reconstructed for the 1984 Winter Olympics, and is therefore often called Olimpijski Stadion (Olympic Stadium). Now, it is officially called "Asim Ferhatoviæ - Hase", after Asim Ferhatoviæ, the legendary FK Sarajevo player who retired in 1967.
Today, Koševo can seat 37,500 and is situated at the address Betanja Ulica, 71000 Sarajevo. It's also the home stadium of the national side of Bosnia and Herzegovina.
FK Željeznièar(FUDBALSKI KLUB)
As a Galatasaray fan I really know this club.Because our goal King in 1980's TARIK HODZIC
played in this club.He didnt come GS directly from Zeljo.He went to Olimpija Ljublijana and than Standart Liege and came to GS.And in 1982 he bacem first foreigner goal king striker.
He s got best Cevapzinidza in darajevo HODZIC.you can check my restaurant tips.
FK Željeznièar is a football club from Bosnia and Herzegovina, playing in the capital, Sarajevo.
The initial acronym stands for Fudbalski klub (meaning "Football club"), and the name Željeznièar means "railway worker", given because it was established by a group of railway workers.
Željeznièar, alias Željo, is historically one of the most prominent and successful football teams in Bosnia and Herzegovina. During the time of the former Yugoslavia, FK Željeznièar was a member of the Yugoslav First League. Today, Željeznièar is one of the most famous members of the Football Association of Bosnia and Herzegovina and the Premier League of Bosnia and Herzegovina. Its success includes winning one Championship in former Yugoslavia and three titles in Premier League of Bosnia and Herzegovina. The biggest European result was UEFA Cup semi-final in 1984-1985 season.
SKI JUMP? HOW ABOUT HERB COLLECTION?
This was the Olympic ski jump hill. There is o more ski jumping, but locals collect herbs and mushrooms around here, in season. The old ski jumping hills are some distance from the old venues on Bjeljasnica. Heavy fighting took place throughout the region, as in in evidence with roadside shrines and cemeteries.
Equipment: You need something to hold the mushrooms and herbs you. Be careful where you tread as mines are still in the area.
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Rafting on the Neretva River: Bukovica Raft
One "Must do" activity in Sarajevo and in Bosnia in general is rafting on the gorgeous Bosnian rivers. Neretva river is one of these beautiful and wild river. The water is so pure and clear that you can see trouts (pastrmak) everywhere.
If you fancy a day in the stunning Bosnian nature mixed with a discovery of the Bosnian gastronomy and hospitality, I strongly advice to go to Bukovic Raft. This is Grenko Arapovic's rafting company. He is so fond of his native Bosnia that he decided to share his passion with everyone. He proposes day trip or several days of hike+raft+fishing. You can stay overnight in one of the small log houses nestled in the mountain. He will cook for you and take you on educational hikes in the mountains or on the Neretva river.
In the morning you are greeted in his log house with a glass of local rakija and a big plate of Cevapi, cooked in front of you on the open fire. Then you set off on the brand new boats for a 3 hours ride in the amazing Neretva canyons. You are provided with helmet, swimsuits, life jacket and a qualified skipper.
Once you reach the end of the trip, you are driven back to the house. Grenko will be waiting for you while cooking a "saše", a delicious local dish made of veals and vegetables. You can then relax and chill out, discussing your trip and learning about Bosnian cooking with Grenko.
Equipment: You only have to bring a pair of swimsuits, some dry clothes and your camera. Otherwise, everything will be provided (food, drinks, wetsuits, shoes to go in the water, boats...)
This is really an amzing experience! You get to do some sport in a beautiful environment and at the same time you discover the culture and the gastronomy of Bosnia!!! It was simply the highlight of my stay in Bosnia and Herzegovina and in Sarajevo.
It cost 60 KM (30 euros) for the whole day, every thing included.
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enjoyyying snow slopes
even to the extreem to those ones with extra adrenalin
you can go to a hotel, rent an appartment or a weekend house
for more info send me email or snoop around the net
Bjelasnica: a bit more 'aggressive', wilder climate, less sun, smaller choice of slopes, yet wonderful
Jahorina: more calm paths, more stable weather, MUCH more sun, anagin also wonderful-my preference in any case
Equipment: bring clothes and you can rent equipment in a hotel-in the mountains
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FK Sarajevo: The office of the club
Here is the headquarter office of FK Sarajevo.
Sarajevo was the leading team in Bosnia during Yugoslav period having been established in 1946. After the break-up of Yugoslavia they are not the strongest, but one of the good teams. In fact, probably in 2006/2007 season, they will be the champion.
Nogometni Savez Bosne i Hercegovina
This is the building of Football Association of Bosnia and Hercegovina.
The Bosnian Football League was officially recognized by international community until the involvement of teams from Republika Srpska in 2002.
Starting the construction in 1930s, the construction of Grbavica Stadium had finished in 1953 and enlarged and modernized in 1980s.
Since then, the stadium have been used by FK Zeljezniczar.
During the 1992-1995 siege it was burnt and heavily demolished and renovated after the war.
Locomotive in Grbavica Stadion
Grbavica is the Stadium of Zeljeznicari which is the team established by Railway workers in 1921. This locomotive located in Grbavica Stadion is the unique character of the stadium.
The banner of Zeljo fans using this symbol is also of importance (see 2nd photo)
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