Ground: Monjasa Park (Fredericia Stadion)
Date: 1st November 2015
Match: Fredericia - Vendsyssel 1-2 (1. Division)
The city of Fredericia is situated in eastern Jutland and having a direct rail connection from Hamburg made my decision very easy, Fredericia vs Vendsyssel in 1. Divisionen was to be my last match on this tour. At 09.28 my EC-train left Hamburg and 3,5 hours later I was in Fredericia. Kick-off at Fredericia Stadion was at 15.00 and arriving shortly after 13.00 was of course perfect timing. I bought something to eat at the train station where I also put my bag in a storage locker. It then took me around 20 minutes to walk to Fredericia Stadion. Entrance for non-VIPs started at 14.00 and after buying a ticket, which I had to give away once it was scanned, I entered the ground to take some pictures. Fredericia Stadion was opened in 2006 and has a capacity of 4 000. 1 400 of those can be seated in the south stand. The north side have a few concrete steps but apart from that the other three sides are made up of a grass bank. It doesn´t look too bad to be honest and I guess the ground would be easy to expand if there would be a need for that. As I had taken all my pictures two security guys approached me and asked why I was taking so many pictures. Once I explained who I was they let me go though.
As Superligaen will be expanded from 12 to 14 teams next season three teams will be promoted from 1. Divisionen. Before the game this afternoon Vendsyssel were second and Fredericia fourth in the table. That meant this was an important game for both teams. In total only 831 turned up though but I guess Vejle is the big team in these parts of Denmark. Fredercia took the lead in the last minute of the first half but Vendsyssel equalized in the 47th minute. For the remainder of the second half it was all Fredericia but somehow they couldn´t find that second goal. Instead Vendsyssel counter-attacked and in the 88th minute they made it 1-2. Totally unfair but once again, you have to score from your chances. Vendsyssel hold on to the three points and are now looking good for promotion to Superligaen. After the match I walked back to the train station and at 17.34 my train left for Copenhagen. Around 21.30 I was then finally back home and a week of football (not to mention train travelling) came to an end.
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