EXTRA Arena

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Extra Arena
DNB Arena Ranheim.jpg
Former namesRanheim Stadion
DNB Nor Arena
DNB Arena
Ranheim Arena
LocationRanheim, Trondheim, Norway
Coordinates63°25′42″N 10°31′26″E / 63.428376°N 10.52401°E / 63.428376; 10.52401Coordinates: 63°25′42″N 10°31′26″E / 63.428376°N 10.52401°E / 63.428376; 10.52401
Capacity3,000
Construction
Broke ground1939
Built1939
Opened1939, 11 July 2010
Renovated1946, Spring/Summer 2010
Expanded2010
Tenants
Ranheim Fotball (1939–present)

Extra Arena (previous called Ranheim Stadion) is the home ground of the Norwegian football club Ranheim Fotball.[1] It is located in the city-area of Ranheim in the city of Trondheim. The stadion had to be enlarged to comply with Eliteserien guideline of a minimum of 3000 seats.

History[edit]

The construction of grass pitch at the stadium was completed in 1939 at a cost of NOK 8,000. The stadium had to be rebuilt after World War II. 5,000 spectators visited the reconstructed stadium at the first official post-war game against Vålerengen in 1946.[2]

Extra Arena is a part of a larger sports facility complex named Ranheim Idrettspark. Planning of a redevelopment of Ranheim Idrettspark was made in 2005, but due to Ranheim Fotball's promotion to the second tier (1. divisjon) in 2009 seaon, Trondheim Municipality wanted to speed up the process and finance a upgrade of Ranheim Idrettspark, e.g. a new artificial pitch with an underground heating system. This was an important step in Ranheim's stadium redevelopment needed to meet NFF's requirements for football stadiums in the two highest divisions. Ranheim Fotball itself organised the expansion of the stands with approximately 1,000 seats under roof and new floodlights facilitated for TV broadcasting. The completion of the redevelopment was scheduled to 10 July 2010, in time of Ranheim's first home game after the summer break in the 2010 season.[3], but was not finished until later that season. Provisoional stands with a total capacity of 750 seats was mounted by volunteers, which increased the total capacity to 2,000 seats.[4] The renovated arena was first used on 11 July 2010 in a 1. divisjon game Ranheim lost 1–3 against Løv-Ham. 656 spectators paid to follow the match.[5] However, the official opening of the new arena was held on 26 September 2010.[6]

Ahead of the 2016 season, a new section of seated stands was built. The stand has a capacity of 1,500 spectators, which increased the total capacity to 3,000, including provisional stands.[7] 3,000 is the minimum number of seated capacity required in Eliteserien. The total cost of the stand was NOK 80 million.

Naming rights[edit]

On 5 July 2010, Ranheim presented DNB ASA as their new main sponsor and announced that the naming rights of the stadium was sold to DNB. The new name of the stadium became DnB NOR Arena.[8]

In March 2017, the stadium's naming rights were sold in a six-year deal to Norwegian cooperative Coop Norge who wanted to use the stadium name to brand Extra, their discount supermarket chain.[9]

Attendance[edit]

Eliteserien
1. divisjon
League attendances
Season Avg. Min. Max. Rank Ref
2010 515 206 891 12† [10]
2011 499 278 1,206 12† [11]
2012 488 189 801 14† [12]
2013 591 200 812 11† [13]
2014 613 436 1,067 13† [14]
2015 559 413 1,285 15† [15]
2016 755 549 1,583 12† [16]
2017 692 501 911 12† [17]
2018 2,018 1,393 2,919 16 [18]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "EXTRA ARENA". www.ranheimfotball.no (in Norwegian). Retrieved 7 April 2018.
  2. ^ En eim av Petterøe's Blå. Adresseavisen, 10 April 2010. Retrieved 10 April 2010.
  3. ^ "Ranheim stadion - ny nummer 2 arena i Trondheim". ranheimfotball.no (in Norwegian). Ranheim Fotball. 23 February 2010. Archived from the original on 24 July 2011. Retrieved 24 February 2010.
  4. ^ "Ranheim Stadion blir nye DnB NOR Arena". Ranheim Fotball. 6 July 2010. Archived from the original on 24 July 2011. Retrieved 7 July 2010.
  5. ^ "Ranheims åpningsfest ble avlyst". www.adressa.no (in Norwegian). Adresseavisen. 12 July 2010. Archived from the original on 13 July 2010. Retrieved 19 March 2019.
  6. ^ "Åpning av DnB NOR Arena, meld deg på skytterkongen". www.ranheimfotball.no. Ranheim Fotball. 25 September 2010. Retrieved 3 October 2010.[permanent dead link]
  7. ^ "Ny tribune til 2016" [New stand to the 2016 season] (in Norwegian). Ranheim Fotball. 21 May 2015. Archived from the original on 5 October 2016. Retrieved 19 March 2019.
  8. ^ "Ranheim Fotball innkaller til pressekonferanse". www.ranheimfotball.no. Ranheim Fotball. 5 July 2010. Retrieved 7 July 2010.[permanent dead link]
  9. ^ "Velkommen til EXTRA Arena" [Welcome to EXTRA Arena]. www.ranheimfotball.no (in Norwegian). Ranheim Fotball. 9 March 2017. Retrieved 24 April 2019.
  10. ^ "Tilskuertall 2010". Norsk Internasjonal Fotballstatistikk. Retrieved 26 November 2017.
  11. ^ "Tilskuertall 2011". Norsk Internasjonal Fotballstatistikk. Retrieved 26 November 2017.
  12. ^ "Tilskuertall 2012". Norsk Internasjonal Fotballstatistikk. Retrieved 26 November 2017.
  13. ^ "Tilskuertall 2013". Norsk Internasjonal Fotballstatistikk. Retrieved 26 November 2017.
  14. ^ "Tilskuertall 2014". Norsk Internasjonal Fotballstatistikk. Retrieved 26 November 2017.
  15. ^ "Tilskuertall 2015". Norsk Internasjonal Fotballstatistikk. Retrieved 26 November 2017.
  16. ^ "Tilskuertall 2016". Norsk Internasjonal Fotballstatistikk. Retrieved 26 November 2017.
  17. ^ "Tilskuertall 2017". Norsk Internasjonal Fotballstatistikk. Retrieved 26 November 2017.
  18. ^ "Tilskuertall 2018". Norsk Internasjonal Fotballstatistikk. Retrieved 12 November 2018.

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