Olympia (Helsingborg)

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Olympia
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Olympia
Full nameOlympia
Capacity16,500[1]
Field size105 x 68 m
Construction
Built?–1898
Opened31 July 1898
Tenants
Helsingborgs IF
Ängelholms FF (2014)

Olympia, sometimes referred to as Olympiastadion (English: Olympic Stadium), is a football stadium in Helsingborg, Sweden. It was opened in 1898, but has been rebuilt in 1993, 1997 and 2014–2017, and has a capacity of 17,200 (9,673 seated and about 7,500 ground attendance stands). All stands can be converted into seaters, giving a capacity of around 13,000).

On October 22, 2014 the Helsingborg City Council, who owns Olympia, unanimously voted to renovate and rebuild the stadium. The construction will start after the 2014 Allsvenskan season and will be finished in early to mid 2017.[2] This will be the fourth updating of the arena since 1985. Before 1985 the arena was in a dreadful state with athletic running tracks, wooden stands, and a very poor lighting system.

The name of this arena has no actual connection to the Olympic Games, but since the modern Olympic's started in 1896 and Olympia was opened two years later, it seems a possible thought that the name was influenced by the at the time renewed Olympic Games.

The record for attendance is 26,154 and was set 14 May 1954, when Helsingborgs IF played Malmö FF.

In 1958 the stadium hosted two FIFA World Cup matches, and seven matches in FIFA Women's World Cup 1995.

At the Helsingborgs IF matches Hey Jude by The Beatles is played during halftime and when Helsingborgs IF win a game What a Beautiful Day by The Levellers is played.

Olympia seen from a distance.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2017-10-05. Retrieved 2018-02-21. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-10-24. Retrieved 2014-10-24. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)

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Coordinates: 56°02′58″N 12°42′25″E / 56.04944°N 12.70694°E / 56.04944; 12.70694