Kaplakriki

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Kaplakrikavöllur
Krikinn
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Location Kaplakrika IS-220
Hafnarfjörður, Iceland
Opened 1973
Renovated 2011
Owner Fimleikafélag Hafnarfjarðar
Capacity 6.450[1] (3,050 seated)
Tenants
Iceland national football team
Iceland women's national football team
Iceland U21
Iceland U19

Kaplakriki is a multi-purpose stadium in Hafnarfjörður, Iceland. It is currently used mostly for football matches and is the home stadium of Fimleikafélag Hafnarfjarðar. The stadium holds over 6,000 spectators and has offers 3050 seats. The plan for the stadium development is to expand the seating capacity to over 4,000 seats taking the maximum capacity to over 7,000. Long term plans though are to make the stadium an all-seater, full square stadium with around 6,000 seats and roofs over the stands.

Kaplakriki Stadium is a part of multi-sport complex which besides a state-of-the-art stadium, includes a multi functional sports arena which mainly is used for handball and as a concert venue. The Handball arena holds over 3000 spectators in seats. The arena was one of the venues for the 1995 World Men's Handball Championship in Handball and has hosted several national games. A state-of-the-art track and field arena is being built stadium which will serve as an expansion to the track and field course located at Kaplakriki complex.

Kaplakriki is also a large training area which includes an indoor-football facility called Risinn (The Giant) although it is not as big as Fífan or Egilshöllin, which are other indoor football facilities located in Kópavogur and Reykjavík.


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Coordinates: 64°04′33″N 21°56′19″W / 64.07583°N 21.93861°W / 64.07583; -21.93861