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Ground: Ceres Park (Aarhus Idrætspark)

Visits: 1

Date: 28th July 2019

Match: AGF - Midtjylland  0-1  (Superligaen)

Attendance: 11 739

On previous trips to Jutland I have stayed a few times in Aarhus. I still haven´t been to an AGF (Aarhus Gymnastikforening) match though but that would be corrected today. Having been to Hobro earlier in the day I still arrived at Ceres Park some 70 minutes before kick-off. I managed to find a parking place quite close to the ground and it was then only five minutes by foot. After a few exterior pictures I headed towards my entrance. My seat was in the upper tier of the South Stand and with the risk of heavy rain I was pleased to be under a roof. The roof at Ceres Park only covers parts of the upper tier and is actually almost meaningless. Ceres Park (formerly Aarhus Idrætspark) was renovated in 2001 and has a capacity of around 19,500. Apart from AGF the Danish national team sometimes plays at the ground as well.

A thunderstorm would hit northern Jutland this afternoon and as always it is impossible to predict exactly where the heavy rain will fall. Looking at radar pictures I realized I was very lucky today and in time for kick-off the sun was back out. For some unknown reason AGF played their opening two matches away so this match, in round 3, was their first home game of the season. Midtjylland are aiming for the top spot in Superligaen and brought a good away following to Aarhus. In total 11,734 was at Ceres Park this afternoon and we were treated with a poor first half, 0-0 at half-time. The second half was quite poor as well but at least Midtjylland created a few good chances. Three minutes from the end Midtjylland were awarded a penalty kick, 0-1 and this was to be the final score. Something that surprised me quite a bit at both games I attended today was the fact there were replays of every situation on the big screens. Yellow/red card situations and penalty appeals were shown as well and in combination with beer sales inside the grounds the atmosphere could at times be hostile.

After the final whistle I hurried back to my car for the drive back home to Sweden. I only drove to Malmö though where I stayed at a hotel next to Hyllie station. Tomorrow I take the train to Copenhagen airport from where I will fly to Frankfurt.


Ceres Park, rear of the North Stand


Stadium map


West Stand, rear


West Stand


North Stand


East Stand


South Stand




West Stand


AGF fans


View of play


North Stand


East Stand


Midtjylland fans


AGF fans


South Stand