Located at Boulevard 'Evlogi i Hristo Georgiev' 38, 1164 Sofia, Bulgaria, the Vasil Levski National Stadium is the second largest stadium in Bulgaria. Named after the Bulgarian National hero and the legendary Vasil Levski, the stadium has around 43,230 seats. The construction of Vasil Levski National Stadium was completed in the year 1953 after which it was officially opened on 5th July in the same year. Initially, only the lower tiers of stands were built, providing only 42,000 seats. The capacity was expanded to 43,000 in the year 1966 when it was extended by constructing the upper tier which is almost double the height of its original height. Also, the floodlight towers were added in the 1960s. It was then renovated in 2002.