EWII Park (Odense Stadion)
|51 (Press seats)|
|Other names||Fionia Park (2005-2010), TRE-FOR Park (2010-2016)|
|Record attendance||15,486 (OB Odense - FC København, 13/05/2009)|
|Design||Gert Andersson (1996)|
|Address||Højstrupvej 7B, 5200 Odense, Denmark|
EWII Park – stadium description
The football stadium in western Odense lies in the city’s largest sports complex, accompanied by an athletics stadium and an indoor arena. It was built initially in 1941, but the form we know dates back to 1996-1997, when it was revamped along the design by Gert Andersson.
Basic changes include expanding the 10 rows of sunken bowl with additional upper sections on each side. The newly-added parts received a roof, though the old structure remains uncovered.
Perhaps most fascinating is the main grandstand, which was bought by OB Odense from the municipality in 2004. It was then expanded at the club’s expense to better accommodate the corporate clients who bring more matchday revenue than other spectators. Thanks to the 2004-2005 works the stadium remains one of Denmark’s best and has still enough room to grow further in the future.
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