Allsvenskan (speedway)

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Allsvenskan
Sport Speedway
Founded 1948
No. of teams 7
Country  Sweden
TV partner(s) Sweden: Canal+ Sport

Allsvenskan (literally, "The National League") is the second tier in the league system of speedway in Sweden and currently comprises 7 Swedish speedway teams. Until the introduction of the Elitserien in 1982 the Allsvenskan was the highest level of Swedish Speedway.

2014 Clubs[edit]

History[edit]

From the start of Swedish league speedway in 1948 until 1981 the Allsvenskan was the top speedway league in Sweden. But in 1982 the Elitserien was formed and the Allsvenskan became the second level of Swedish speedway. Speedway meetings in Sweden are normally held between May and September. The teams are generally known by nicknames rather than club or city names. These nicknames usually have some sort of local connection.

Rules[edit]

As with the Elitserien and the Speedway Elite League in the UK, the top four teams at the end of each season compete in the play-offs in semi-finals and a final. The winner of the final are crowned the champions and are often promoted to the Elitserien, although teams sometimes decline that opportunity.

Team Selection[edit]

Unlike in British speedway the Swedish leagues have a squad from which the choose 7 riders for each meeting. The two riders with the lowest consecutive match average must be placed as reserves in jackets number 6 and 7.

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