|3,000 (Covered seats)|
|Clubs||Skeid Fotball, Lyn Fotball|
|Construction||2004 - 2005|
|Cost||€ 55 million|
|Design||C. F. Møller Architects|
|Address||Bislett, 0168 Oslo|
Description: Bislett Stadion
The American “Sports Illustrated” listed this stadium as one of the most important sports grounds of the twentieth century. That was in 1999, when the dated stadium had 77 years of service behind it. By 2004 there wasn’t anything left of it with construction of new stands under way. The project worth an estimated €55 million was delivered in 2005 and continuing this site’s great legacy was set as the goal.
But “goal” may be ironic for a stadium known mostly for its athletic use. Despite several teams’ tenancy of the ground (Vaalerenga until 1999, Lyn and Skeid afterwards), it’ most famous for being the place of over 50 records in athletics, having hosted the Golden League meeting already in 1965. Then there are 15 more records for speed skating.
The stands holding 15,400 people have an unusual layout because of lying within a triangular plot. As a result most of the seats are located behind goals rather than on the sides – very decent for athletics, but not as much for football.
Norway: Fans a step further in legal pyrotechnics campaign
Once more supporters in Norway got their way as they have direct influence into what kind of pyrotechnics are allowed for stadium use. It takes years of responsibility, though.
Pyrotechnics: Norway, the promised land?
Last year began with difficult news for Norwegian fans – pyrotechnics were partly banned after two years of legal use. This year it's not the case, Norway remains Europe's most liberal country regarding the use of 'pyro'.
Norway: Pyrotechnics still partially banned
Despite declarations that flares will be allowed inside stands again if no incidents happen until the 5th round of Tippeligaen games, regulations still forbid fans from lighting them. But according to Vålerenga’s website talks are ongoing.
Norway: Stands to be set alight again?
If this weekend's fixtures go without interruptions, supporters will again be granted the chance to legally light pyrotechnics inside their stands. It's also possible that regulations will change permanently. Klanen.no report.
Norway: Pyrotechnics not (entirely) legal again
Behind closed doors, without any contact with supporters, Norwegian football association banned flares from Tippeligaen again, Aftenposten.no reads. No wonder fans aren’t quite happy about it.