The Brøndby Stadium (Danish: Brøndby Stadion) is a football stadium in Brøndbyvester, Brøndby Municipality, Denmark. Opened in 1965, it is the home ground of Brøndby IF. The stadium has a capacity of 28,000, including 23,400 seats. It has hosted Denmark national team matches three times.
|Full name||Brøndby Stadion|
|Location||Brøndby Stadion 8|
|Capacity||28,000 (23,400 seats)|
|Record attendance||31,508 (Brøndby IF vs. F.C. Copenhagen, 18 June 2003)|
|Field size||105 x 68 m|
|Expanded||1978, 1982, 1989, 1992, 2007|
|Brøndby IF (Danish Superliga) (1965–present)|
The stadium was founded in 1965 as little more than a grass field with an athletics track circling the field of play. A main stand was not built until 1978, when a stand with the capacity of 1,200 seated spectators was taken into use. When Brøndby IF was promoted to the best Danish football league in 1982, concrete terraces opposite the main stand were constructed, allowing for a crowd of 5,000 additional people. From 1989 to 1990, the athletic track was discarded and a further 2,000 seats were installed on top of the concrete stands for a total capacity of 10,000.
The stadium was temporarily upgraded with scaffolding stands when Brøndby IF played in the European UEFA Cup 1990-91 tournament, which boosted the stadium capacity to 18,000 in the semi-final leg of the tournament. Following the European adventure, the club inaugurated its end stands in 1992, allowing for a total of 22,000 spectators.
Brøndby IF bought Brøndby Stadium from the Brøndby municipality in May 1998. Buying the stadium for 23,5 million DKK the club spent the double amount to modernize the stadium. When the club qualified for the UEFA Champions League 1998-99, the stadium was still under construction and the games were moved to the Parken Stadium.
After a rebuilding in 2000–2001, the stadium capacity is now 28,000, and 22,000 at the European games which demand all-seated crowds. The rebuilt stadium was opened on 22 October 2000 with a 4–2 victory over Akademisk Boldklub, before a crowd of 28,416 spectators. Since then, the stadium has seen a number of lesser or larger infrastructural and technical enhancements, and the February 2004 European game against FC Barcelona was played in front of a 26,031 all-seated crowd. The average attendance at Danish Superliga matches is 16,500, while the record was a 31,508 attendance for a match vs. main rivals FC København on June 18, 2003. In comparison, the two clubs have often met before crowds of 40,000 spectators at FC København's home ground, Parken.
This section of the stadium is the only non-seated section. The most fanatical fans stand here and the section is renowned throughout Denmark because of the loud and devoted fans.
As of March 6, 2011, Faxe Tribunen's official name will be "Sydsiden" ("South Side"), The names "Faxe" is affiliated with the Danish brewing company Royal Unibrew, but due to a new sponsorship deal with another Danish brewing company Carlsberg, Faxe Tribunen couldn't continue as section name. The new name was chosen by a panel representing a broad section of the active fan base at Brøndby Stadium.
The easiest way of getting to the stadium with public transport is with the S-tog or S-train. Line B (green) will stop at both Brøndbyøster and Glostrup stations, where there are shuttle buses on match days. One can also walk from the stations, with the walk taking 15 minutes from Glostrup, and slightly longer from Brøndbyøster.
|Date||Home team||Res.||Away team||Competition||Spectators|
|11 September 1982||Denmark U-19||2–0||West Germany U-19||Friendly match||?|
|5 May 1984||Denmark U-19||0–1||East Germany U-19||Friendly match||?|
|19 November 1986||Denmark U-17||3–0||Cyprus U-17||1987 UEFA European Under-16 Football Championship qualifying||?|
|6 March 2002||Denmark League XI||0–1||Norway League XI||Non-official match||?|
|1 September 2006||Denmark||4–2||Portugal||Friendly match||13,186|
|19 November 2008||Denmark||0–1||Wales||Friendly match||10,271|
|12 August 2009||Denmark||1–2||Chile||Friendly match||8,700|
|30 May 2013||Denmark U-19||4–1||Germany U-19||Friendly match||1,060|
|6 June 2017||Denmark||1–1||Germany||Friendly match||15,488|
|22 March 2018||Denmark||1–0||Panama||Friendly match||11,150|