|Inauguration||1920 (ÅIF - Norrköpingslaget Sleipner, 3-6)|
|Renovations||1937, 1968-1971, 1994, 2000, 2012|
|Record attendance||11,049 (Åtvidabergs FF - IFK Norrköping, 1968)|
|Address||Kopparvallen, 597 22 Åtvidaberg|
Leading 3:0 and losing 3:6? that’s not close to a regular football game. And yet in Åtvidaberg this was the story of opening game against visitors of local derby rival, Norrköping. Also Norrköping were playing here away in 1968, when an all-time high of 11,049 people was set at the ground.
That game was played after first phase of redevelopment that lasted until 1971. Another major revamp took place in 2000 and left the stadium as we can see it below, apart from the new stand along pitchside, opened in 2012. Four independent stands are divided into seating (along the pitch) and standing room (behind goals) with one end zone being allocated for away following.
Interestingly, until 1936 there was no official name for the venue. This change with the adoption of Kopparvallen (Copper Riverfront) in respect of local industrial traditions.
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