Hietalahti Stadium

Hietalahti Stadium (Finnish: Hietalahden jalkapallostadion, Swedish: Sandvikens fotbollsstadion), also known as Elisa Stadion for sponsorship reasons, is a multi-purpose stadium in Vaasa, Finland. It is currently used mostly for football matches and is the home stadium of Vaasan Palloseura. The stadium has a capacity of 6,009 spectators.[1]

Elisa Stadion
Elisa Stadion.jpg
Former namesHietalahti Stadium
LocationVaasa, Finland
Coordinates63°05′07″N 21°37′40″E / 63.08528°N 21.62778°E / 63.08528; 21.62778Coordinates: 63°05′07″N 21°37′40″E / 63.08528°N 21.62778°E / 63.08528; 21.62778
OwnerCity of Vaasa
OperatorCity of Vaasa
Capacity6,009 (allseater)
Field size107 x 67 m
SurfaceArtificial turf
Construction
Opened1935
Renovated2015–2016
Construction cost16,5 M €
Tenants
Vaasan Palloseura, Vasa IFK

The stadium was originally built in 1935. It was expanded to its current capacity in 2015–2016.[2][3] The name sponsor of the stadium is the Finnish telecommunications company Elisa.[4]

Hietalahti Stadium co-hosted the 2018 UEFA European Under-19 Championship in July 2018.[5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Welcome to Elisa Stadion!". Elisa Stadion. Retrieved 2017-09-13.
  2. ^ "Design: Hietalahden Stadion". Stadiumdb.com. 2015-09-14. Retrieved 2015-10-12.
  3. ^ "Vaasaan saadaan hulppea Stadion jo tulevaksi kesaksi katso kuvat". suomifutis.com. 2015-09-16. Retrieved 2015-10-12.
  4. ^ "Uusi stadion on Elisa". vepsu.fi. 2015-09-15. Archived from the original on 2016-01-19. Retrieved 2015-10-12.
  5. ^ "UEFA Matchday program, Venues". UEFA.com.

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