Aka Arena

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Aka Arena
AKA Arena.JPG
Former namesHønefoss Stadion
LocationHønefoss, Norway
Coordinates60°09′33″N 10°15′55″E / 60.159119°N 10.265368°E / 60.159119; 10.265368Coordinates: 60°09′33″N 10°15′55″E / 60.159119°N 10.265368°E / 60.159119; 10.265368
OwnerHønefoss Stadion AS
OperatorHønefoss BK
Capacity4,120 (seating - 3,500)[1]
Field size105 × 68 m
SurfaceArtificial grass
Construction
Opened1949
Renovated2009
Tenants
Hønefoss BK (football)

Aka Arena, formerly known as Hønefoss Stadion, is a football stadium in Hønefoss, Norway, and is the home of former Norwegian top division, currently 3. divisjon club Hønefoss. The stadium has a capacity of approx. 4,120 spectators.

A record attendance of 3,747 was set during the last match of the 2009 First Division season against Sogndal, when Hønefoss got promoted to the top division.[2] A new record was set on 25 May 2010 when 4,245 saw Hønefoss beat SK Brann 2–0, whilst another new record was set on 19 May 2012 when 4,246 attended a match against Vålerenga.[3]

The venue has hosted Norway national under-21 football team matches three times, playing 0–0 against Yugoslavia on 8 June 1975, 5–1 against Turkey on 27 April 1993 and 2–1 against Greece on 3 September 1999.[4] In a 2012 survey carried out by the Norwegian Players' Association among away-team captains, Aka was ranked lowest amongst league stadiums, with a score of 1.93 on a scale from one to five.[5]

Hønefoss Idrettspark[edit]

The stadium is a part of Hønefoss Idrettspark, where track and field club Ringerike FIK is one of the tenants, however it does not have a rubber track. The facilities also includes Sjongshallen, an ice hockey field.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "AKA Arena". honefossbk.no. Hønefoss BK. Retrieved 9 October 2019.
  2. ^ "Hønefoss - Sogndal". Ringerikes Blad. Archived from the original on 30 October 2009. Retrieved 8 November 2009.
  3. ^ Facts Archived 2016-03-04 at the Wayback Machine Hønefoss BK
  4. ^ "Norge Menn U21" (in Norwegian). Football Association of Norway. Archived from the original on 26 November 2011. Retrieved 26 November 2011.
  5. ^ "Lerkendal nest beste fotballbane" (in Norwegian). Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation. 28 November 2012. Archived from the original on 30 November 2012. Retrieved 30 November 2012.

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