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Råsunda

Ground: Råsunda

 

Visits (AIK match): 1

Visits (Sweden match): Many

 

AIK

Date: 11 May 2003

Match: AIK - Halmstad 4-2 (Allsvenskan)

Attendance: 14 677

 

Sweden

Date: 7th October 2006

Match: Sweden - Spain 2-0 (EURO 2008 qualifier)

Attendance: 33 056

 

Råsunda was opened in April 1937 when AIK play against Malmö FF in Allsvenskan. It also became the national stadium for Swedish football and many memorable matches have been play at Råsunda. It hosted matches in the 1958 World Cup as well as the 1992 European championships. The 1958 World Cup final between Sweden and Brazil was played at Råsunda and a 17 year old youngster with the name Pelé scored three of Brazil´s goals in the 5-2 thriller. In recent years one of the most memorable moments at Råsunda was in 1992 when Tomas Brolin scored his famous goal as Sweden beat England 2-1 to reach the semifinal of the European Championships. This was also Gary Linekers last match for England.

 

The last ever Allsvenskan match at Råsunda was played 4 November 2012 when AIK beat Malmö FF 2-0. Due to AIK´s unexpected success in the Europa League the last ever match was to be AIK vs Napoli though. Råsunda was famous for its huge end stands but unfortunately there were too many obstructed seats for my liking. Capacity in recent years was around 35 000 but with all the obstructed views there were not that many good seats in the ground. In November 2012 Råsunda was replaced with Friends Arena. This ground has a retractable roof and with a capacity of 50 000 it is the biggest stadium in Scandinavia. Friends Arena is situated around 1 km from Råsunda. During the 2012/2013 winter Råsunda will be demolished and being situated in Solna, a northern suburb to Stockholm where house prices are high, it was not surprising the land was sold to property developers.

 

 

utanför råsunda

Rear of the East Stand

 

Rear of the South Stand

 

södra läktaren

South Stand

 

västra läktaren

West Stand

 

norra läktaren

North Stand

 

östra

East Stand

 

nationalsång

National anthems (Sweden-Iceland)

 

nationalsång2

Du gamla, du fria

 

spelbild

South Stand

 

danish fans

Danish fans

 

västra läktaren

West Stand

 

panorama, sverige-portugal2

Pano (Sweden-Portugal)

 

pano, sverige-danmark

Pano (Sweden-Denmark)

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