Valhalla IP

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Valhalla IP
Footballmatch at Valhalla IP.
Full name Valhalla Idrottsplats
Location Gothenburg, Sweden
Owner Higab
Operator Got Event
Capacity 4,000
Field size 105 X 65 meter
Surface Artificial
Construction
Built 1963
Opened 1963
Tenants
Qviding FIF
Kopparbergs/Göteborg FC
Örgryte IS

Valhalla IP is a stadium in Gothenburg, Sweden which is home to several teams, for both Damallsvenskan and Superettan, Örgryte IS, Qviding FIF and the ladies team Kopparbergs/Göteborg FC. The stadium is situated close the river Mölndalsån and Burgårdsparken of the town and is named after the Valhalla (Old Norse Valhöll, "Hall of the Slain") is Odin's hall in Norse mythology. The capacity of the stadium is 4000, where 1200 are seated. Valhalla IP had an artificial pitch added in October 2006.

On October 19, 2008, during a football match between Örgryte IS and FC Väsby United, after one minute of play a railing in the stands collapsed when fans celebrated a goal scored by Marcus Allbäck. Up to forty spectators fell down on the field, a few suffered minor injuries and one spectator was taken to hospital.[1]

It also hosted some Sweden national football team games.

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  1. ^ "Läktaren rasade under Öis-matchen" (in Swedish). Aftonbladet. 2008-10-19. Retrieved 2008-10-19. 

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Coordinates: 57°42′04.99″N 11°59′19.74″E / 57.7013861°N 11.9888167°E / 57.7013861; 11.9888167