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Ground: Bislett Stadion

Visits: 1

Date: 2nd July 2022

Match: Lyn - Lokomotiv Oslo  3-1  (3. divisjon, avdelning 1)

Attendance: 347

Bislett Stadion in central Oslo is one of the most legendary stadiums in Scandinavia. It was opened in 1922 and was used for speed skating and figure skating during the 1952 Oslo Winter Olympics. In 2004 the old Bislett was demolished and a new 15,000 all-seater stadium was built. The new Bislett was inaugurated with the 2005 Bislett games. Bislett is an annual venue for the Diamond League and more than 50 track and field world records have been set at Bislett Stadion. Since 1986 it has not been used for speed skating and at the moment it is only used for athletics and football. Between 1944 and 1999 Vålerenga played their matches at Bislett but since 2014 the only club playing at Bislett Stadion has been FK Lyn. Lyn has won two Norwegian league titles and eight cup titles. In 2010 the club went bankrupt though and were relegated to 6. Divisjon. At the moment they are top of the table in avdelning 1 of 3. Divisjon, one of six leagues at level four in Norway.

Shortly after 10am Magnus picked me up at my hotel and after picking up Christian in Kungälv we set off for Norway. Since prices in Sweden are much lower than in Norway there is a massive shopping center in Strömstad (next to the border) and we stopped there to have something to eat. The car park was full of Norwegian cars and it was in a way quite fascinating to visit this shopping mall. Bislett Stadion is situated in the centre of Oslo and it felt a bit strange to be in a car next to Oslo central station! Anyway, we made it to Bislett but there is no car park at the ground. We eventually found a parking garage where we could park.

There is a bar next to the entrance of Bislett where the four Swedish groundhoppers present had a drink before entering the ground. Playing at level four Bislett Stadion is obviously way too big for FK Lyn but it really is a nice ground with a rich history. The attendance was around 350 and those present could witness a solid performance by FK Lyn who in the end won the game 3-1. I hope Lyn will be promoted and Bislett Stadion is definitely a ground worthy of top football. Before leaving for Sweden we had dinner at a Greek restaurant and around 9pm I was back at my hotel in the outskirts of Göteborg.


Bislett Stadion, rear of the South End


Bislett Stadion, rear of the North End


North End


East Stand


South End


West Stand


Players and officials entering




East Stand


West Stand


Lyn fans


Lyn fans


Red smoke