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Police to investigate Trnava stadium fire

THE POLICE announced that a March 28 incident at a football stadium in Trnava in which seats were set afire after a football match between Spartak Trnava and Slovan Bratislava will be investigated as a criminal offence. However, the TASR newswire reported that the police do not know who started the fire.

THE POLICE announced that a March 28 incident at a football stadium in Trnava in which seats were set afire after a football match between Spartak Trnava and Slovan Bratislava will be investigated as a criminal offence. However, the TASR newswire reported that the police do not know who started the fire.

According to newspaper reports, Slovan Bratislava fans tore up a banner after the match and then burned it, with around one-third of the seats in the southern stand catching fire as a result.

In Round 25 of the Slovakia’s Corgoň Liga premier football league, Slovan Bratislava had defeated Spartak Trnava 3:0.

Damage to the stadium is estimated to be €3,000-€4,000. Ten fire fighters from Trnava were involved in extinguishing the fire.


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