City Stadium Poljud in Split is surely one of the most beautiful stadiums in eastern Europe and it was a model for many stadiums in Italy, Malaysia and Japan, which have been built after it. The stadium is called Poljudska beauty as well, with the construction of steel and Lexan closing the shape of a shell that perfectly adheres to the Split magic of the Mediterranean. The stadium is located in the northwest of the city in the neighborhood of the same name, and the sea is almost reachable to the tribunes that were erected at a place where citizens used to enjoy the healing mud charms. Poljud was designed by the architect Boris Magaš from Rijeka, and it was built in 1979 along with a series of facilities set up for the needs of the 8th Mediterranean Games. Poljud is an outstanding achievement of Yugoslav architecture characterized by the extraordinary interpolation and imaginative use of space and material, with the dose of the functionality and humanity that we encounter less often in modern architectural solutions. Poljud is the pride of Split and there are few who will not know to show you the way to the stadium if you have rented an apartment, room or vacation house in Split. The Poljud Stadium can host more than 60,000 spectators, and apart from the Mediterranean Games, it hosted the International Athletic Meeting in 1980 and the 1990 European Athletics Championship. Croatian national football team hosted here the national teams of Germany, Italy, Brazil, the Netherlands, Denmark, Slovenia, Spain and others. Apart from sports contests, Poljud is also famous for its entertainment events, from domestic concerts to the Ultra Europe festival. The Poljud Stadium in Split is listed as the protected Croatian cultural assets, mainly due to its unique roof structure with a range of 206 meters, the first and largest of its kind in the world.