The old Stavanger Stadion has now been reduced to a track and field stadium following the construction of the new Viking Stadion in 2004. Stavanger Stadion was built in 1917 and at the end of its tenure as Viking FK’s home stadium it had a capacity of 17,555. This is the stadium that saw Viking FK’s famous elimination of English giants Chelsea FC in the 2002-2003 UEFA Cup. Like most old stadiums this one is located just above the center of Stavanger, it is about a 10-15 minute walk. The first picture below comes from the offices in the new Viking Stadion, the others were taken by me on my recent visit.

 

20140729_102338 20140729_112842 20140729_112914 20140729_112918 20140729_113106

Advertisements