The Credentia Arena is a 10,000-capacity Motorcycle speedway and Ice speedway stadium in Hallstavik, Sweden.[1] At the venue there is also an 80cc track inside the larger track and an adjacent BMX track.

Credentia Arena
LocationCredentia Arena
Kusbyvägen 45, 763 35
Hallstavik, Sweden
Coordinates60°03′21″N 18°36′52″E / 60.05583°N 18.61444°E / 60.05583; 18.61444
Capacity10,000
Length(289 metres) 0.289 km

History

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The origins of the track started with a team called Orion, who first raced at Folkets Park on 15 April 1934. Orion raced intermittently over the next five decades, in which time they purchased the track and buildings. In 1978, the team changed its name to Rospiggarna and the stadium was known as the Orionparken. In 2010, Rospiggarna and MK Orion split and the stadium became known as Parken.[2]

It was also known as the Carl Wahren Arena for two years.[2]

The stadium was used as the venue for the World Championship round; the Speedway Grand Prix of Sweden in 2018 and 2019. The Arena is also the home venue of the speedway team called Rospiggarna who race in the Eliserien.[3] The speedway track has a circumference of 289 metres.[4]

The track record was broken by Joonas Kylmäkorpi who recorded 55.1 sec on 8 June 2004. It has since been bettered by Szymon Woźniak who recorded 55.05 sec on 27 July 2021.[4]

In 2019, the stadium changed its name from the HZ Bygg Arena to the Credentia Arena, following sponsorship from the construction and property company Credentia.[5]

Names

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  • 1934-2009 (Orionparken)
  • 2010-2010 (Parken)
  • 2011-2012 (Carl Wahren Arena)
  • 2013-2015 (Parken)
  • 2016-2019 (HZ Bygg Arena)
  • 2019-present (Credentia Arena)

See also

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References

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  1. ^ "HZ Bygg Arena". City Seeker. Retrieved 27 January 2023.
  2. ^ a b "History". Rospiggarna. Retrieved 27 January 2023.
  3. ^ "Credentia Arena". Elit Speedway Sweden. Retrieved 27 January 2023.
  4. ^ a b "ROSPIGGARNA SK". Rospiggarna Speedway. Retrieved 27 January 2023.
  5. ^ "The park in Hallstavik changes its name to HZ Bygg Arena". Rosspigarna speedway. Archived from the original on 2016-07-09. Retrieved 27 January 2023.