Guldfågeln Arena

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Guldfågeln Arena
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The front of the stadium
Location Kalmar, Sweden
Coordinates 56°41′28″N 16°18′54″E / 56.69123°N 16.31493°E / 56.69123; 16.31493
Owner Kalmar FF Fastigheter AB
Capacity 12,500[1] of which 10,500 are seated. (league games)
12,000 all seated. (international games)
Surface Grass, 105 x 68 meter
Construction
Broke ground December 12, 2009
Opened April 11, 2011
Construction cost 250 million SEK
Architect Tengbom
Main contractors NCC
Tenants
Kalmar FF (2011–present)
Sweden national under-21 football team (2012–)
Website
http://www.mff.se/swedbankstadion/fakta.html

Guldfågeln Arena is a football stadium in Kalmar, Sweden and the home of Allsvenskan club Kalmar FF. The stadium is located in the area known as Hansa City, in the North West of Kalmar. The arena opened to the public on March 15, 2011.[2]

Kalmar FF's first competitive match at the stadium was played on 11 April 2011 against Djurgårdens IF, attracting 11,852 spectators; which is also the current attendance record.[3]

Guldfågeln Arena is also one of the arenas used for the UEFA Women's Euro 2013, as Kalmar Arena, with three matches in the preliminaries as well as one quarter final.

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The football stadium consists of 11,000 seats under roof, and has a natural grass playing field grown in place.[4] Beside the football pitch in the stadium, the construction work also includes three pitches that will be used for practise sessions only (two with natural grass and one with artificial turf).

Guldfågeln Arena cost about 250 million Swedish krona and was financed jointly by Kalmar FF, Kalmar Municipality and the real estate company Sveafastigheter. Guldfågeln Arena replaced Fredriksskans as Kalmar FF's home ground.

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