The Hungarian national arena competed with facilities such as Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London, VTB Arena in Moscow and the Al-Maktoum Stadium in Dubai.
Balázs Fürjes, the government commissioner in charge of the design, construction and operation of Puskás Arena, said that it was designed and built by Hungarians. We can all be proud of this achievement — it is our great common success, he noted.
This is not the first international recognition received by the arena.
A professional jury awarded it the Red Dot award for its visual signage system, used for the facility’s public information and visitor guide. Puskás was also chosen as Stadium of the Year 2019 via a public vote on the Stadium Database portal.
It is the largest, most modern sports arena in Central Europe and was first used over a year ago for a Hungary-Uruguay football match. It has since hosted the European Super Cup and FTC Champions League matches.
Balázs Fürjes emphasized that in 2021, Puskás will host plenty of events, including the European Football Championship, the World Cup qualifiers against the Poles and the English, and a concert by Aerosmith.