|IFK Eskilstuna, Eskilstuna City, Eskilstuna United
|22,491 (IFK Eskilstuna - GAIS, 1963)
|Balsta Alle, 63362 Eskilstuna, Sverige
Tunavallen – stadium description
City and United sharing a ground?! Sure, as long as it's Eskilstuna, not Manchester. It is here that teams bearing these names share a ground with third, perhaps most known IFK Eskilstuna. And what they share is among the world's weirdest stadiums.
Tunavallen in its initial form was built back in 1924 and could take up to 22,000 people, mostly standing and only 874 of the viewers under any cover. Record game of 1964 between IFK Eskilstuna and GAIS brought 22,491 spectators. Earlier, in 1958, the venue was host to World Cup games.
The old ground was replaced with new structures however. This took place in 2002 with two grandstands being placed alongside the pitch. Capacity was set at 7,800 with a small standing section behind one goal. The ground is prepared for enlarging to even 14,000 if end stands were to be built. But surely the most distinctive feature of this stadium is the fact that 15-floor apartment buildings were built in each corner. Now we need to ask – should we count the residents to capacity?
Pyrotechnics: Sweden for and against legalisation
If you look at the media discourse, pyrotechnics inside stadiums are a major threat. But if you look at how fans and authorities discuss the issue, legalization may be closer than ever, according to Sydsvenskan.
Pyrotechnics: How will the Swedish debate end?
It's almost a year since Sweden saw its major conference devoted to pyrotechnics at sports games. The debate goes on and seems to be closing to a final. Would this mean legalisation? It's not ruled out for sure.
Pyrotechnics: Swedish police to test flares
As part of building a nationwide strategy for sports events safety, members of the national police are to test various kinds of pyrotechnics at Friends Arena tomorrow. The aim is to establish whether there is a threat for spectators and legalisation of some materials is possible.
Sweden: Pyrotechnics may soon be legal?
Under what conditions, which materials? That’s unclear until late March, but national coordinator for sports-related violence says he can see support for a solution to be found. Fotbollskanalen.se report.