Stavanger Stadion

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Stavanger Stadion in 1991, seen from the west stand

Stavanger Stadion is a multi-use stadium in Stavanger, Norway. It was used mostly for football matches and hosted the home matches of Viking FK. The stadium opened on 13 August 1917, and was able to hold 17,555 people at the end of its life as Viking's home ground in 2004. The west stand was the largest single-tier spectator stand in the country. The other stands were small roofless terraces without seating.

Stavanger Stadion was closed in 2004 when Viking Stadion opened, but was reopened a few years later as a track and field stadium after a major reconstruction of the spectator stands. Some of the seats from the old main stand were donated to Sandnes Idrettspark.

Unlike Viking Stadion, which was built outside the city centre, Stavanger Stadion is located a short walk from downtown Stavanger.

The venue has hosted the Norwegian Athletics Championships in 1923, 1956 and 1972.[1] The venue hosted Norway national under-21 football team matches seven times, playing 0–0 against the Netherlands 5 June 1974, 6–0 against Italy on 5 June 1991, 1–1 against England on 1 June 1993, 3–1 against Poland on 21 September 1993, 3–4 against the Czech Republic on 15 August 1995, 2–2 against England on 10 October 1995 and 1–2 against Poland on 24 March 2001.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Main Championships Men" (in Norwegian). Norwegian Athletics Association. Archived from the original on 25 November 2011. Retrieved 25 November 2011. 
  2. ^ "Norge Menn U21" (in Norwegian). Football Association of Norway. Archived from the original on 26 November 2011. Retrieved 26 November 2011. 

Coordinates: 58°57′54.470″N 5°42′47.720″E / 58.96513056°N 5.71325556°E / 58.96513056; 5.71325556