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Næstved Stadium (Danish: Næstved Stadion) is a multi-use stadium in Næstved, Denmark. It is known as ProfaGroup Park for sponsorship reasons. It is currently used mostly for football matches and is the home stadium of Næstved BK (until 1996 Næstved IF). The stadium was earlier used for speedway races as well, often with crowds of 20,000 or more.

Næstved Stadium
Full nameNæstved Stadion
OwnerNæstved Municipality
Executive suites1
Capacity10,000 (2,300 covered seats)
20,000 (1944-2002)
Record attendance20,315
Field size102 by 65 metres (335 ft × 213 ft)
SurfaceGrass
ScoreboardYes
Construction
Opened1944
Renovated2002
Tenants
Næstved BK

The stadium was opened in 1944 with a capacity of 20,000 spectators. After being renovated in 2002 it now holds 10,000 spectators, including 2,300 covered seats in the main stand.

RenovationsEdit

Næstved Stadion has been renovated several times since opening. In 2002 the cinder race track, used for speedway races, around the football field was removed and the pitch moved closer to the main stand. The opposite terrace was rebuilt and moved closer to the field. At the same time the capacity was reduced to around 10,000 - 2,300 of which are covered seats.

Record attendanceEdit

The record attendance of 20,315 spectators was set on November 16, 1980 when Næstved IF met Kjøbenhavns Boldklub (KB) in the final and deciding game of the season. With a win Næstved IF would secure the first Danish championship in the club's history. However the visitors scored in the very last minute making the final score 1-1 and thus winning KB their 15th and last ever championship. The club merged with B1903 into FC København in 1992.

Other games with around or more than 10,000 spectators

11,221 Næstved IF - Vejle, August 28, 1988
10,981 Næstved IF - Frem, November 29, 1992
10,426 Næstved IF - B.93, November 30, 1958
10,098 Næstved IF - Køge, October 5, 1975
9,710 Næstved BK - FC København, March 29, 2002

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