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Brann Stadion, Bergen, Norway – Brann Bergen

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Here are some extra shots of the Brann Stadion, to supplement the story about my Brann Bergen shirt. Brann Stadion is a vintage stadium, built in 1919. It has undergone many renovations through the years, so it is not quite as historic as the old Stockholm Olympic Stadium but it is still a marvel to see a stadium defying the years. The current capacity is 17,686 although the record attendance came in 1961 when ticket polices weren’t quite as stringent. The stadium is a forty-five minute walk–three kilometers–from the city center. Of course, if you’re not up for that, there is a tram from near the main street of Bergen that will take you there in less than ten minutes.

 

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Stavanger Stadion, Stavanger, Norway – Currently No Tenant (Formerly Viking FK)

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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.

 

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Viking Stadion, Stavanger, Norway – Viking FK

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Here are some extra shots of the new Viking Stadion, to supplement the story about my Viking FK shirt. This modern stadium was built in 2004 to replace the old Stavanger Stadium. The seating capacity is 16,300 although the record attendance is 16,600, reached during a match against fellow Tippeligaen stalwarts Brann Bergen. The stadium is easily accessed from Stavanger’s central station via the Jæren Commuter Rail by disembarking at the Jåttåvågen Station–just over seven kilometers from the center of Stavanger.

My thanks to Morten and everyone at Viking FK for allowing me these pictures.

 

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