Kópavogsvöllur

Kópavogsvöllur (Icelandic pronunciation: ​[ˈkʰouːpaˌvɔksˌvœtlʏr̥]) is a multi-use stadium in Kópavogur, Iceland. It is currently used mostly for football matches and is the home stadium of Breiðablik. It is also used for track and field events.[1] The stadium holds 3,009 spectators and has 1,709 seats in two stands.[2]

Kópavogsvöllur
The new stand at Kópavogsvöllur
LocationDalsmári 5
201 Kópavogur
Iceland
Coordinates64°6′14″N 21°53′48″W / 64.10389°N 21.89667°W / 64.10389; -21.89667Coordinates: 64°6′14″N 21°53′48″W / 64.10389°N 21.89667°W / 64.10389; -21.89667
OwnerKópavogur
OperatorKópavogur
Capacity3,009 (1,709 seated)
Field size105 m × 68 m (344 ft × 223 ft)
SurfaceArtificial turf
Construction
Broke ground1975
Opened7 June 1975; 46 years ago (1975-06-07)
Expanded9 May 2009
Tenants
Breiðablik (1975–present)
HK (1992-2013)

The stadium was opened on 7 June 1975, when home team Breiðablik hosted Víkingur Ólafsvík in the old 2nd division.

On 9 May 2008, a new stand was opened by Þorgerður Katrín Gunnarsdóttir, Iceland's Minister of Education, Science and Culture. The new stand has 1,360 seats and is roofed. The stand also houses the changing rooms for the stadium, as well as lounges.[3]

In 2019, the grass was replaced with artificial turf.[4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Kópavogsvöllur ekki nothæfur". Morgunblaðið (in Icelandic). 14 July 2016. Retrieved 29 December 2019.
  2. ^ "Kópavogsvöllur". ksi.is (in Icelandic). Football Association of Iceland. Retrieved 29 December 2019.
  3. ^ "Ný stúka vígð á Kópavogsvelli". Viðskiptablaðið (in Icelandic). 9 May 2008. Retrieved 29 December 2019.
  4. ^ Þorkell Gunnar Sigurbjörnsson (3 May 2019). "Spila ekki fyrstu heimaleikina á Kópavogsvelli". RÚV (in Icelandic). Retrieved 29 December 2019.

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