AutoC Park Randers

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AutoC Park Randers
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Full name AutoC Park Randers
Former names Randers Stadion
Essex Park Randers
Location Viborgvej 92A
8920 Randers NV
Coordinates 56°27′57″N 10°00′37″E / 56.46594°N 10.010262°E / 56.46594; 10.010262
Built 1961
Renovated 2006 and 2012
Owner Randers Municipality
Operator Randers FC
Surface Grass
Scoreboard 2
Architect Arkitektfirmaet C. F. Møller
Structural engineer Rambøll
General contractor A. Enggaard
Capacity 10,300 (9,000 seats)
Record attendance 17,200 (Denmark B vs. Sweden B, 26.10.1958)
After 2006: 11,824 (Randers FC vs. Brøndby IF, 16.05.2010)
Field size 102 X 65 m
Tenants
Randers FC (Danish Superliga) (2002–present)
Randers Freja (1961–2002)

AutoC Park Randers (former Randers Stadion and Essex Park Randers) is a football stadium, located in Randers, Denmark and is the home ground of Randers FC.

Rebuilding[edit]

Randers Stadion was totally rebuilt in 2005–06. The new stadium was designed by Arkitektfirmaet C. F. Møller, while Rambøll was the engineer and A. Enggaard contractor.[1]

The pitch was also renovated in 2006 installing under-pitch heating, and automatic watering systems.

In October 2007 Randers FC installed a 37 sqm jumboscreen at the top of the North Stand.

AutoC Park official capacity are 10,300 of which 9,000 are seats, but the maximum capacity is 13,500

The north stand was the only stand, not to be renovated in the 2006 rebuild, but in 2012 Randers FC announced that the North Stand would be renovated. The North Stand would be finished in the start of the season 2013-14. The North Stand was designed by Friis & Moltke A/S, while Grontmij was the consultative engineers and Einar Kornerup contractor.[2]

The stadium consists of 4 stands:

  • Two long-side stands:
    • The Sparekassen Kronjylland stand (2,697 seats)
    • The Energi Randers stand (2,407 seats)
  • Two end stands:
    • The Marcus stand (1,011 seats and 2,886 standing places)
    • The North stand (2,400 seats and 400 standing places)

Other activities[edit]

In October 2006, the stadium hosted the WUSV 2006 Schutzhund World Championship.

Aerosmith performed at the stadium during their 2007 World Tour on June 6, 2007, with 23,000 people in attendance.

National games[edit]

AutoC Park Randers has never been used as home ground for the Danish national team, but it has been venue of several youth national matches:[3]

Date Home team Res. Away team Competition Spectators
5 October 1952 Denmark B 2–0 Finland B Friendly match 14,000
10 October 1954 Denmark U-21 1–3 Sweden U-21 Friendly match 9,876
26 October 1958 Denmark B 3–3 Sweden B Friendly match 17,200
6 September 1964 Denmark U-21 3–2 Finland U-21 Friendly match 5,100
21 June 1966 Denmark U-21 1–2 Netherlands U-21 Friendly match 4,300
24 June 1970 Denmark U-21 1–1 Sweden U-21 Friendly match 3,000
8 May 1973 Denmark U-23 0–2 West Germany U-23 1974 UEFA European U-23 Football Championship qualifying 4,500

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Randers Stadion – ombygning" (in Danish). Arkitektfirmaet C. F. Møller. Retrieved 2010-03-09. 
  2. ^ (in Danish) http://www.grontmij.dk/DK/Seneste-nyt/Nyheder/Pages/Nyhed-Randers-faar-komplet-fodboldarena-med-ny-Nordtribune.aspx.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  3. ^ "Landsholdsdatabasen" (in Danish). Danish Football Association. Archived from the original on 1 April 2010. Retrieved 2010-03-01. 

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