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Ullevaal Stadion
Full name Ullevaal Stadion
Nickname -
Built 1926
Opened 26 September 1926
Capacity 25,572
Home of Norway
F.C. Lyn Oslo
Vålerenga I.F.
Pitch size 105 x 68 m

Ullevaal Stadion, located in Oslo, is Norway's national football ground. The Norwegian Cup final is played at Ullevaal, as well as various final matches of the annual, international age-based tournament Norway Cup. The stadium is the home ground of F.C. Lyn Oslo and Vålerenga I.F. Fotball, and is owned jointly by Lyn (13,07%) and the Football Association of Norway (86,93%). Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (2856x896, 1903 KB) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Ullevaal Stadion ... Year 1926 (MCMXXVI) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar). ... September 26 is the 269th day of the year (270th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1926 (MCMXXVI) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar). ... This is a list of major football (soccer) stadia, grouped by country and ordered by capacity. ... F.C. Lyn Oslo is a Norwegian football club from Oslo established in 1896. ... VÃ¥lerenga I.F. is a Norwegian football club from Oslo, founded in 1913. ... County Oslo NO-03 District Viken Municipality NO-0301 Administrative centre Oslo Mayor (2004) Per Ditlev-Simonsen (H) Official language form Neutral Area  - Total  - Land  - Percentage Ranked 224 454 km² 426 km² 0. ... Football (soccer) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... The Norwegian football cup is usually just referred to as the cup or NM in Norway (its official name, though, is the NM SAS Braathens Cup, because it is sponsored by airline company SAS Braathens). ... Norway Cup - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... F.C. Lyn Oslo is a Norwegian football club from Oslo established in 1896. ... VÃ¥lerenga I.F. is a Norwegian football club from Oslo, founded in 1913. ... The Football Association of Norway (NFF) (Norwegian: Norges Fotballforbund) is the governing body of football in Norway. ...


The stadium currently has a capacity of 25,572, down from its peak capacity of around 35,000. The stadium saw its largest attendance ever for an international game in 1935 when Norway played Sweden in front of 35,495 spectators. Lyn's record attendance of 35,000 was set against Sarpsborg in the semifinal of the 1946 Norwegian Cup, a game for which so many people turned up that thousands were left standing outside. Estimates suggest as many as 60,000 people may have followed the game in and around the stadium. Sarpsborg Footballklubb is a Norwegian football club. ...

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History

Ullevaal Stadion, looking towards the Hafslund Stand
Ullevaal Stadion, looking towards the Hafslund Stand
The Coca-Cola Stand
The Coca-Cola Stand

Ullevaal was built by Lyn as a multi-use stadium and was opened by Crown Prince Olav on September 26, 1926. Lyn, strengthened with players from other local clubs, defeated Swedish team Örgryte 5-1 in the opening match. The stadium quickly became a venue for international games, hosting its first international in 1927, between Norway and Denmark. Ullevaal's original capacity was 18,000-20,000; within ten years of its inauguration the stadium had been expanded to hold more than 35,000 spectators. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1025x768, 371 KB) The Main Stand of Ullevaal Stadion, Oslo, Norway. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1025x768, 371 KB) The Main Stand of Ullevaal Stadion, Oslo, Norway. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1025x768, 411 KB) The Coca-Cola Stand of Ullevaal Stadion, Oslo, Norway. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1025x768, 411 KB) The Coca-Cola Stand of Ullevaal Stadion, Oslo, Norway. ... His Majesty King Olav V (July 2, 1903 - January 17, 1991) reigned as King of Norway from 1957 to 1991. ... September 26 is the 269th day of the year (270th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1926 (MCMXXVI) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar). ... Örgryte IS, also commonly referred to as ÖIS, is a Swedish football club based in Gothenburg. ...


The Football Association of Norway (NFF) became a shareholder in 1945 and began hosting the cup final at Ullevaal from 1948 onwards. In 1960, stock majority passed to the NFF, who proceeded to fund a refurbishment of the stadium. The new Japp Stand was completed in 1967, housing dressing rooms, a gymnasium and the administrations of Lyn and the NFF. With a capacity of 5,000 it was once the largest single-tier stand in Norway.


The process of converting Ullevaal into a football specific stadium began in 1985 with the construction of the Coca-Cola Stand, located at the west end of the pitch. It is a single-tier stand with a capacity of 5,940. The north and east sides of the stadium were redeveloped at the start of the 1990s. Differing radically from the Coca-Cola Stand, these were the first two-tier stands in the country. Like the other stands at Ullevaal, the north and east stands have sponsored names. The north stand is called the Postbanken Stand. It functioned as the main stand until 1999. The east end is called the VG Stand. The lower tier of the VG Stand and the bottom rows of the Coca-Cola Stand were initially standing areas, and until seats were installed in 1997 the capacity of the stadium was 28,000. Nowadays, the lower tier of the Postbanken Stand is where the most enthusiastic Lyn and Vålerenga fans reside during their respective home matches. The wave shape (known as the dynamic ribbon device) present on all Coca-Cola cans throughout the world derives from the contour of the original Coca-Cola bottles. ... VG may stand for: VG Airlines (defunct belgian airline) VLM Airlines (IATA code) Norways largest circulation newspaper, Verdens Gang Volume group British Virgin Islands: ISO country code An abbreviation of very good. ...


The Japp Stand was demolished in 1998, giving way to the Norsk Tipping Stand. Under-soil heating was installed at the same time. Unlike the Postbanken and VG Stands, the new main stand has three tiers. The royal box is situated on the bottom tier, above the tunnel. The cup trophy is presented here. The second tier contains a row of executive boxes and the third tier houses AV and press facilities. In 2005, it was renamed the Hafslund Stand after its new sponsor. Norsk Tipping AS is the National Lottery in Norway. ... Under-soil heating is a method used in football stadiums which heats the underside of the pitch to avoid any bad weather, such as snow and ice, from building up and ultimately avoids the club from having to postpone any matches. ...


Vålerenga moved to Ullevaal in 1999 after 55 seasons at Bislett. The club's contract for use of the stadium runs until 2010, at which point they are hoping to move to a new home ground in central Oslo. Their highest attendance at Ullevaal is 24,894, set against Rosenborg in 2005. Bislett stadion is a sports stadium in Oslo, Norway, founded in 1907. ... Rosenborg Ballklub (RBK) is a Norwegian football club from the city of Trondheim, currently playing in the Norwegian Premier League. ...


Name

The stadion (as well as the borough of Ullevål) has its name from an old farm, Norse Ullarváll. The first element is the genitive case of the name of the Norse god Ullr. The last element is váll m "clearance in the woods" (or maybe hváll m "small hill"). Norse is an adjective relating things to Denmark, Norway, Iceland and Sweden. ... This picture, from an 18th century Icelandic manuscript in the care of the Árni Magnússon Institute, shows Ullr on his skis and with his bow. ...


Events

The largest non-football related event to take place at Ullevaal was a revival meeting with Billy Graham in 1955, which gathered a crowd of 40,000. The stadium has also hosted boxing matches, concerts (most recently R.E.M. in 2005, although sometimes fear of damaging the grounds' turf has caused large outdoor concerts to be placed at the rink-floored Valle Hovin instead), and even a cross-country skiing event in 1995. Under consideration is a biathlon event to take place next winter, similar to the one held since 2002 at the Veltins Arena in Gelsenkirchen, Germany. Billy Graham, April 1966 William Franklin Graham, Jr. ... Professional boxing bout featuring Ricardo Domínguez (left) versus Rafael Ortíz Boxing, also called pugilism, prizefighting (when referring to professional boxing) or the sweet science (a common nickname among fans), is a sport and martial art in which two participants of similar weight fight each other with their fists... R.E.M. is a rock band formed in Athens, Georgia in early 1980 by drummer Bill Berry, guitarist Peter Buck, bassist Mike Mills, and vocalist Michael Stipe. ... Valle Hovin is both a speed skating rink in cold weather, and an outdoor stadium for concerts in warm weather, in Oslo, Norway. ... Cross-country skiing (also known as XC skiing) is a winter sport popular in many countries with large snowfields, primarily Northern Europe and Canada. ... The name Biathlon is commonly confused with duathlon, the term used to describe any sporting event made up of two disciplines. ... Veltins Arena during a Pur concert. ... Gelsenkirchen is a city in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. ...


Tours and Museum

The Football Museum is located in the Hafslund Stand. Opened in 2002, the centenary year of the NFF, it documents over 100 years of Norwegian football history. Guided tours of the stadium, including the royal box and the dressing rooms, are available.


Future Plans

The Football Association of Norway aims to develop Ullevaal into a UEFA 4-star stadium. Future plans include:

  • Change the pitch from grass to artificial turf earliest in 2008
  • Expanding the Coca-Cola Stand for a total capacity of over 30,000
  • A retractable roof
  • A hotel near the stadium
  • An artificial turf pitch near the stadium with an underground parking lot

Close view from a water-based field hockey artificial turf Modern artificial grass Artificial turf, or synthetic turf, is a grass-like man-made surface manufactured from synthetic materials. ... 2008 (MMVIII) will be a leap year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Close view from a water-based field hockey artificial turf Modern artificial grass Artificial turf, or synthetic turf, is a grass-like man-made surface manufactured from synthetic materials. ...

Address

Ullevaal Stadion
Sognsveien 75 J
Pb 3827 US
0805 Oslo
Norway

Ullevaal Stadion Photo Gallery

References

  • Ullevaal-stadion.no - Stadium History. Retrieved on April 26, 2006.

April 26 is the 116th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (117th in leap years). ... 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

External links

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  • Ullevaal-stadion.no - Official website
  • Stadionwelt.de - More photos of Ullevaal Stadion

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