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Ljungskile

Ground: Skarsjövallen

Visits: 1

Date: 25th April 2008

Match: Ljungskile SK - IFK Göteborg  2-1 (Allsvenskan)

Attendance: 7 128 (All-time attendance record for Ljungskile)

 

Ljungskile is a village situated some 60 km north of Gothenburg and  2008 is only their second season in Allsvenskan. Last time was in 1997 but they finished bottom of the table and have since then even been in the third tier of Swedish football. Skarsjövallen has a small seated stand (capacity 770) and terrracing on the other sides. One interesting thing to notice is that the terrace opposite the Main Stand once was in Helsingborg and was donated to Ljungskile in 1997 alongside with the floodlights. The ground is about 1 km outside the village and the ONLY road leading up to the ground is so small it is difficult to meet another car (See picture below). Once at the ground you realise this is Swedish football at its best, great little ground with nice surroundings and friendly locals.

An Allsvenskan match against IFK Göteborg is the biggest match Ljungskile can ever play and with the weather being really good it was no surprise that the old attendance record was smashed, 7 128 is more than twice the population of Ljungskile (3,000)! Ljungskile beating Göteborg is not supposed to happen but I guess matches like this is what makes football so enjoyable.

 

entrance

Starke Arvid Arena (Skarsjövallen)

 

outside the ground

Outside the ground

 

north end

North End

 

east stand

East Stand

 

south end

South End

 

main stand

Main Stand

 

dressing rooms

Dressing rooms!

 

north end2

North End

 

east stand2

East Stand

 

home fans

Home fans

 

avspark

Kick-off

 

away fans2

Away fans

 

away fans

Away fans

 

starke arvid arena

View of Starke Arvid Arena

 

panorama, ljungskile2

Pano