Myresjöhus Arena

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Myresjöhus Arena
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Stadium at capacity on opening night.
Location Bollgatan 9, 352 46 Växjö
Coordinates 56°52′47″N 14°46′35″E / 56.87972°N 14.77639°E / 56.87972; 14.77639
Owner Östers IF
Operator Växjö Fotbollsfastigheter AB
Capacity 12,000, of which 10,000 are seated
Field size 105 × 68 m
Surface Grass
Construction
Broke ground 2011
Opened 3 September 2012
Construction cost 204 million SEK
Architect Arkitektbyrån AB
Tenants
Östers IF (2012–present)
Växjö DFF

Myresjöhus Arena is a football stadium in Växjö, Sweden and the home of Superettan club Östers IF. The stadium is a part of a large redevelopment of the area formerly known as Värendsvallen into Arenastaden,[1] which also includes a new ice hockey arena, floorball arena and a dedicated indoor athletics arena.

History[edit]

On March 29, 2011 it was announced that the house builder Myresjöhus had purchased the naming rights to the stadium for an undisclosed amount.[2] Myresjöhus Arena is a dedicated football stadium with a capacity of 12,000 (10,000 seated), with the entire audience under roof. The stadium conforms to UEFA category 3 for international games as well as Svenska Fotbollförbundets upcoming demands for stadiums in Allsvenskan.[3] The official groundbreaking took place on March 31, 2011 and was led by Lars-Åke Lagrell, chairman of Svenska Fotbollförbundet.[4] The first competitive football match at the stadium was played on 3 September 2012 between Småland rivals Östers IF and IFK Värnamo.

Structure and facilities[edit]

Facts and figures in short:[5]

  • Seated audience: 10 000
  • Standing audience: 2 000
  • Gates: 4
  • Boxes: 16
  • Restaurants: 2
  • Pubs: 2
  • Toilets: 144
  • 20 places for wheelchairs with adjacent seating for personal assistants
  • Playing area 105x68, field area 120x80

UEFA Women's Euro 2013[edit]

The stadium hosted three first round games and one quarter-final at UEFA Women's Euro 2013. During the finals it was known as the 'Växjö Arena' for sponsorship reasons.

The following matches were played at the stadium during the UEFA Women's Euro 2013:

Date Time (CEST) Team #1 Result Team #2 Round Spectators
11 July 2013
20.30
 Germany
00
 Netherlands
Group B
8,861
14 July 2013
20.30
 Iceland
03
 Germany
Group B
4,620
17 July 2013
18.00
 Netherlands
01
 Iceland
Group B
3,406
21 July 2013
18.00
 Italy
01
 Germany
Quarter-finals
9,265

Other uses[edit]

International football matches[edit]

Date Team #1 Result Team #2 Competition
23 October 2012  Sweden
30
  Switzerland Women's friendly
6 April 2013  Sweden
20
 Iceland Women's friendly
6 June 2013  Sweden
32
  Switzerland Under-21 friendly
8 May 2014  Sweden
30
 Northern Ireland Women's world cup qualification

Records[edit]

Panorama image[edit]

View of the western side at night, August 30, 2012..

Awards[edit]

  • Winner of Växjö Municipality building price 2013.[6]
  • Stadium of the year (2012) nominee at StadiumDB.com.[7]

External links[edit]

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