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|Full name||Rovaniemen keskuskenttä|
|Owner||City of Rovaniemi|
|Capacity||2800 (2800 covered)|
|Field size||104 m x 67 m |
|Rovaniemen Palloseura, FC Santa Claus|
Keskuskenttä is a multi-purpose stadium in Rovaniemi, Finland. It is currently used for football matches, football training and sport classes of nearby schools and daycare centres. During winter there is a skiing track for young skiers. The stadium has covered seating capacity of 2 800, in two stands. Main stand capacity is 2000, second stand 800. Total capacity is up to over 5 000. For running there are three tracks, with fourth track in front of main stand. Lanes are green in color.
The stadium has a new floodlighting with capacity of 1000 lux installed in 2008. During summer 2009 the grass pitch was replaced with third generation artificial turf with under-soil heating. Cost of stadium renovation so far is 1,5 million euros. During the grass pitch dig-up in June 2009, a German World War II -era 105-millimeter artillery shell was uncovered from ground. The shell was promptly removed by Lapland Air Defence Regiment and subsequently safely detonated. The new main stand was built in 2014-2015. The new stand have dressing rooms and other facilities incorporated within the structure. Its capacity is 2000 covered seatings and it cost 4,8 million euros.
Record attendance of 8 543 was made during the European Cup Winners Cup match between RoPS and Albanian KS Vllaznia Shkodër on November 4, 1987. In domestic league the record attendance is 5 471, during match between RoPS and HJK Helsinki in 1981.
- "Rovaniemen keskuskenttä uudessa kukassa" (in Finnish). Retrieved October 27, 2010.
- "RoPSin kotikentän alta löytyi pommi!" (in Finnish). Retrieved October 27, 2010.
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