Tampere Stadium

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Tampere Stadium
Ratina Stadium
Ratina stadion.JPG
Full name Tampere Stadium
Location Ratina, Tampere, Finland
Coordinates 61°29′33″N 023°45′51″E / 61.49250°N 23.76417°E / 61.49250; 23.76417Coordinates: 61°29′33″N 023°45′51″E / 61.49250°N 23.76417°E / 61.49250; 23.76417
Owner City of Tampere
Operator City of Tampere
Capacity 16,800 (allseater)
Field size 105 m × 68 m (344 ft × 223 ft)
Surface Grass
Construction
Opened 1965
Renovated 2004
Architect Timo Penttilä
Tenants
Tampere United, Finnish national team

Tampere Stadium[1] (Finnish: Tampereen stadion),[2] also known as Ratina Stadium (Finnish: Ratinan stadion), designed by architect Timo Penttilä and completed in 1965, is a multi-purpose stadium in Tampere, Finland, with a seating capacity of 16,800 people, and up to 32,000 people for concerts.

Football[edit]

The stadium primarily hosts football matches. It served as Tampere United's home stadium and is sometimes used by the Finnish national team. The stadium was also formerly used by Ilves, which holds the record attendances for football matches in both European and domestic competitions: 24,873 against Juventus on 19 September 1984 in the European Cup and 15,000 against KPV on 9 October 1983 in the Finnish League.

Music[edit]

Eppu Normaali performed at stadium on 14 August 2004.

Toto performed at stadium on 18 August 2007.

Iron Maiden performed at the stadium during their Somewhere Back in Time World Tour on 19 July 2008.

Bruce Springsteen performed at the stadium during his Working on a Dream Tour on 2 June 2009.

Bryan Adams performed at the stadium on 26 May 2010.

AC/DC performed at the stadium during their Black Ice World Tour on 1 June 2010.

Red Hot Chili Peppers performed at the stadium during their I'm With You World Tour on 1 August 2012.

Bon Jovi performed at the stadium during their Because We Can World Tour on 26 May 2013.

Speedway[edit]

Tampere Stadium is also used as a venue for Motorcycle speedway. It hosted the 1995 World Under-21 Championship won by Australia's Jason Crump, and in 2014 the stadium hosted the inaugural Speedway Grand Prix of Finland won by Slovenian rider Matej Zagar.

Tampere is set to host the Finnish Grand Prix as Round 2 of the 2015 Speedway Grand Prix series. The speedway track is laid out over the stadiums 400 metres (440 yards) athletics track.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Tampere Stadium". Tampere: City of Tampere. 3 September 2012. Retrieved 16 June 2013. 
  2. ^ "Tampereen stadion" [Tampere Stadium] (in Finnish). Tampere: City of Tampere. 11 October 2012. Retrieved 16 June 2013. 

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