Lokomotiv stadium is the main ground of the Lauta sports complex area in Plovdiv and it is surrounded by three training fields; volleyball, boxing and track-and-field halls and a few tennis fields. The pitch quality of the stadium is believed to be one of the best in the territory of the country and has the exact size of 105,30 x 41,40 meters.
The stadium officially opened doors in 1980 and hosted its first ever game two years later. It was initially built with a capacity of 24,000; however, due to reconstructions following stadium regulations through the years it can now accommodate about 10,000.
The stadium has had numerous unforgettable football momentums such as the 1983 Lokomotiv vs Chernomorets first league promotion clash in front of 33,000 people at the stands and over 6,000 more in the area. They year of 2019 also pushed up the match attendance rates due to the team’s immense performance in the Europa leagues qualification stage and in the efbet league actions.
Some renovations took place in 2004 (the same year Lokomotiv claimed the Championship title) as an all-standing guest sector was arranged at the B side of the facility. A few years later, the stadium acquired a brand new VIP sitting zone at the Central stand where new seats gave the sector a new look. To execute further new UEFA regulations, updated lightning, security and accessibility systems were successfully implemented.
A sustainable reconstruction plan for the stadium has been submitted to responsible local administration for approval. A new training complex to accommodate the academy of PFC Lokomotiv Plovdiv including over 250 youngsters from age of 7 to 19, their coaches, medical staff and administration is well on the plan.
Finally, the above mentioned project foresees a UEFA category four 11,5000 all-seater with pitch size of 105 x 68 meters and technical zone of 85x125 meters. Entertainment area, restaurant, new on-side fan shop and club museum are explained in the final version of the plan. Besika fan stand is also to be entirely rebuilt.
High-mountain camp in Govedartsi
Since 2016 Lokomotiv have had in use a high-mountain training grounds in Govedartsi (Samokov area). There are two fields with drainage and automatic irrigation systems and Perrot pump station (Germany). They are seeded with professional multicomponent football grass mix of the brand “Eurogreen”. The conditions at the Govedartsi ground are very appropriate for pre-season training camp.