Aka Arena

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Aka Arena
AKA Arena.JPG
Former names Hønefoss Stadion
Location Hønefoss, Norway
Coordinates 60°09′33″N 10°15′55″E / 60.159119°N 10.265368°E / 60.159119; 10.265368Coordinates: 60°09′33″N 10°15′55″E / 60.159119°N 10.265368°E / 60.159119; 10.265368
Owner Hønefoss Stadion AS
Operator Hønefoss BK
Capacity 4,256 (seating - 3,500)
Surface Artificial grass
Construction
Opened 1949
Renovated 2009
Tenants
Hønefoss BK (football)

Aka Arena, formerly known as Hønefoss Stadion, is a football stadium in Hønefoss, Norway, and is the home of Norwegian Premier League club Hønefoss. The stadium has a capacity of approx. 4,256 spectators.

A record attendance of 3,747 was set during the last match of the 2009 First Division season against Sogndal, when Hønefoss got promoted to the Premier League.[1] A new record was set on 25 May 2010 when 4,245 saw Hønefoss beat SK Brann 2–0, whilst another new record was set on 19 May 2012 when 4,246 attended a match against Vålerenga.[2]

The venue has hosted Norway national under-21 football team matches three times, playing 0–0 against Yugoslavia on 8 June 1975, 5–1 against Turkey on 27 April 1993 and 2–1 against Greece on 3 September 1999.[3] In a 2012 survey carried out by the Norwegian Players' Association among away-team captains, Aka was ranked lowest amongst league stadiums, with a score of 1.93 on a scale from one to five.[4]

Hønefoss Idrettspark[edit]

The stadium is a part of Hønefoss Idrettspark, where track and field club Ringerike FIK is one of the tenants, however it does not have a rubber track. The facilities also includes Sjongshallen, an ice hockey field.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Hønefoss - Sogndal". Ringerikes Blad. Archived from the original on 30 October 2009. Retrieved 8 November 2009. 
  2. ^ Facts Hønefoss BK
  3. ^ "Norge Menn U21" (in Norwegian). Football Association of Norway. Archived from the original on 26 November 2011. Retrieved 26 November 2011. 
  4. ^ "Lerkendal nest beste fotballbane" (in Norwegian). Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation. 28 November 2012. Archived from the original on 30 November 2012. Retrieved 30 November 2012. 

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