Philip II National Arena also known as the Telekom Arena, it is the home stadium of FK Vardar and FK Rabotnički, Skopje Macedonia.
Philip II National Arena (Macedonian: Филип Втори Арена , Philip II Arena), also known as the Telekom Arena (Macedonian: Телеком арена) renamed for sponsorship reasons aka we all know it’s political impact.
Aka MetLife Stadium and universal stadiums around the world, Philp II is been used for multi-purpose moreover used mostly for football matches, but sometimes also for music concerts or other events.
It is the home stadium of FK Vardar andFK Rabotnički from Skopje, both of which compete in the Macedonian First League, as well as the home ground of the Macedonia national football team on almost all occasions (the other venues rarely chosen being the Goce Delčev Stadium in Prilep, or SRC Biljanini Izvoriin Ohrid). On 30 June 2015 the UEFAannounced that the National Arena Philip II of Macedonia will host the 2017 UEFA Super Cup, Macedonia’s first UEFA club competition final
The project for the south stand was designed in 1977 by architects Dragan Krstev and Todorka Mavkova from Beton. Construction of the stadium in its present form began in 1978, with the building of the south stand, which took two years to finish. The reconstruction and expansion started after a long delay in project implementation in January 2008. The construction of a new north stand was finished in August 2009 and was put in use on 2 August 2009, theMacedonian national holiday “Ilinden”. Ten days later, on 12 August, theMacedonia national football teamplayed a friendly match against then World Champions Spain, as part of the 100-year anniversary of football in Macedonia. The reconstruction of the southern stand started in 2009, which was put into operation on 30 July of that year for the match between FK Rabotnički and FC Liverpool. Soon after, the construction of the new western and eastern stands started. By mid July 2012, the majority of the stadium was completed with the reconstruction of the new pitch and athletic track. On 25 July 2012, FK Vardar played FC BATE Borisov in the 2nd qualifying round of the UEFA Champions League to re-open the stadium.
In November 2016, the Philip II Arena was renamed to Telekom Arena due to the sponsorship agreement with Makedonski Telekom.