Pori Stadium

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Pori Stadium
PorinStadion.jpg
Location Pori, Finland
Coordinates 61°28′36″N 021°46′28″E / 61.47667°N 21.77444°E / 61.47667; 21.77444Coordinates: 61°28′36″N 021°46′28″E / 61.47667°N 21.77444°E / 61.47667; 21.77444
Owner City of Pori
Capacity 12,300 (4,094 seated)
Field size 103 × 67 m
Surface Grass, heated
Construction
Opened 1965
Renovated 1981, 1990, 1999–2000
Tenants
FC Jazz, NiceFutis
View from the south curve.

Pori Stadium (Finnish: Porin stadion) is a multi-purpose stadium in Pori, Finland. It is currently used primarily for football and stadium is the home of FC Jazz and NiceFutis. It is also the former home ground of FC PoPa.

Pori Stadium is located at Isomäki sports center some two kilometres south of the city.[1] Stadium is sometimes nicknamed as the Stadium of Eternal Wind due to windy conditions that are common on the stadium and its surroundings. By the main entrance is a javelin thrower statue by Finnish sculptor Kalervo Kallio which is inspired by Matti Järvinen's gold medal throw at the 1932 Summer Olympics.

History[edit]

Pori Stadium was built in 1963–1965. It is the third main stadium in Pori replacing the 1935 opened Herralahti Stadium. The football ground was built first and the opening match was played in May 1963. Stadium was completed two years later as the stands and other facilities were finished. During its history, Pori Stadium has been renovated three times. The latest uplift in 1999–2000 was made to implement new stands and lights.[2]

Finland national football team has played twice at Pori Stadium. May 1984 Finland beat Northern Ireland in the 1986 World Cup qualification and three years later Finnish Olympic team played against Austria.[3] Pori Stadium was the venue of 1993 Finnish Cup final. The Finnish Championships in Athletics, Kalevan kisat -games, have been competed at Pori Stadium in 1967, 1983 and 2005. Next games will be held in 2015.

Attendance record 12,050 was made at 1967 Kalevan kisat. The record in football matches is 11,193 on October 1993 as FC Jazz played its season's last game against MyPa with the national title on the line.[2]

Football internationals at Pori Stadium[edit]

U-21 international Finland vs Poland on September 2010.
Date Level Teams Result Attendance
12 May 1966 U-23 friendly Finland vs Israel 0–2 1,831
10 September 1968 U-18 friendly Finland vs. Sweden 1–1 0 600
27 June 1978 U-21 friendly Finland vs Sweden 0–2 1,506
27 May 1984 1986 World Cup qualification Finland vs Northern Ireland 1–0 8,155
24 August 1985 Women's friendly Finland vs Belgium 1–0 2,352
12 May 1987 1988 Olympic qualification Finland vs Austria 2–1 3,912
28 August 1990 U-16 friendly Finland vs Sweden 2–2 3,300
12 May 1993 1994 UEFA U-21 qualification Finland vs Austria 2–0 3,682
9 October 2004 2006 UEFA U-21 qualification Finland vs Armenia 0–1 1,300
27 July 2009 Women's friendly Finland vs Sweden 1–3 2,712
3 September 2010 2011 UEFA U-21 qualification Finland vs Poland 2–0 1,651
10 August 2011 2013 UEFA U-21 qualification Finland vs Slovenia 1–0 2,318

References[edit]

  1. ^ City of Pori (in Finnish). Retrieved 17 June 2013.
  2. ^ a b Pori Football History 1960–1979 (in Finnish). Retrieved 17 June 2013.
  3. ^ Football Internationals at Satakunta Region (in Finnish). Retrieved 17 June 2013.

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