Aalborg Portland Park (Aalborg Stadion)
|10,500 (International capacity)|
|Other names||Energi Nord Arena (2007-2011), Nordjyske Arena (2011-2016)|
|Renovations||1927, 1937, 1960, 2001-2002|
|Record attendance||21,198 (Aab - KB, 1969)|
|Design||Friis & Moltke (2001-2002)|
|Cost||98mln DKK (2001-2002)|
|Address||Harald Jensens Vej 9, 9000 Aalborg|
Aalborg Portland Park – stadium description
In 1914 the owner of the land Herald Jensen awarded it to the municipality, insisting for the use to be recreation and sports. First Aalborg Stadion was ready in 1920, but only in 1927 received first 300 seats with another stand following in 1937. Unfortunately the venue burnt down with its wooden structures in 1960, forcing the city to redevelop it. This time concrete stands for some 20,000 people were erected, changing in 2011, when another major overhaul took place.
Since then capacity stands at 13,800 spectators of whom 7,800 have seats while other stand on terracing. Thus for international games conversion to all-seater venue brings capacity down to 10,500. And there were quite a few occasions to host important games as Danish national team played over 30 games here, if reserve squad and youth side are included.