Vasil Levski National Stadium (Национален стадион „Васил Левски“), named after Bulgarian national hero Vasil Levski, is one of Bulgaria's largest sports venues and the country's largest stadium. The stadium has 46,340 seats and is located in the centre of Sofia.
Vasil Levski National Stadium was officially opened in 1953 and reconstructed in 1966 and 2002. It is currently eligible to host UEFA Cup final matches. The Bulgaria national football team's home matches and the Bulgarian Cup finals are held at the venue, as well as athletics competitions. It was also used as the home venue for Levski Sofia's Champions League games.
On the place of this stadium, before the today's stadium has been built, stood the stadium of Levski Sofia. After the Communist came to power in 1944, Levski's stadium has been destroyed, and on its place the today's National Stadium has been built.
The stadium offers also judo, artistic gymnastics, basketball, boxing, aerobics, fencing and table tennis halls, as well as a general physical training hall, two conference halls and three restaurants. It hosted the 1957 European basketball championship
It was the proposed venue for the Opening and Closing Ceremonies in Sofia's bid for the 2014 Winter Olympics.