Sarpsborg Stadion

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Sarpsborg Stadion
Location Sarpsborg, Norway
Coordinates 59°17′10.38″N 11°5′51.39″E / 59.2862167°N 11.0976083°E / 59.2862167; 11.0976083Coordinates: 59°17′10.38″N 11°5′51.39″E / 59.2862167°N 11.0976083°E / 59.2862167; 11.0976083
Capacity 4,700[1]
Record attendance 8,103 (21 July 2007)
Field size 105 m × 68 m (344 ft × 223 ft)
Surface Artificial turf
Opened 1930
Tenants
Sarpsborg 08

Sarpsborg Stadion is a multi-use stadium in Sarpsborg, Norway. It is used mostly for football matches, and is the home ground of Sarpsborg 08.

The venue hosted the Norwegian Athletics Championships in 1954 and 1960.[2] The venue hosted Norway national under-21 football team one matches, where Norway lost 1–3 against Sweden on 3 October 1972.[3] English Leeds United has visited the stadium twice. First they met Sarpsborg FK in the 1st round of the 1970–1971 Fairs Cup.[4] Leeds won 1–0, the goal scored by Peter Lorimer. Egil "Drillo" Olsen was one of Sarpsborg's players at the time. The second visit took pace on July 13, 2006, when they met FK Sparta Sarpsborg.[5] The match ended 2–2, with Lorimer present,[6] but not playing.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Stadion" (in Norwegian). Sarpsborg 08 FF. Retrieved 4 February 2013. 
  2. ^ "Main Championships Men" (in Norwegian). Norwegian Athletics Association. Archived from the original on 25 November 2011. Retrieved 25 November 2011. 
  3. ^ "Norge Menn U21" (in Norwegian). Football Association of Norway. Archived from the original on 26 November 2011. Retrieved 26 November 2011. 
  4. ^ Inter-Cities Fairs Cup 1970-71
  5. ^ BBC: Leeds, summer 2006
  6. ^ Peter Lorimer at Sarpsborg stadion in 2006