Idrottsparken (or Sundsvalls Idrottspark), currently known as NP3 Arena for sponsorship reasons, is a multi-purpose stadium in Sundsvall, Sweden. It was opened on 6th of August 1903. It is currently used mostly for football matches and is the home stadium of GIF Sundsvall and Sundsvalls DFF. The stadium holds 8,000 people during football matches.
|Former names||Sundsvall Park Arena (during concerts 2002-2006)|
Norrporten Arena (2006–2016)
|Address||Universitetsallén 6, 852 34 Sundsvall|
|Capacity||8,000, of which 5,000 are seated under roof|
|Record attendance||(Football) 16,507 (GIF Sundsvall vs Högadals IS), 1961 Allsvenskan play-off|
|Field size||105 m x 68 m|
|Opened||6 August 1903|
|Construction cost||150 million SEK|
|GIF Sundsvall (1903–present) |
Sundsvalls DFF (1984–present)
The stadium was expanded in 2002 and was also called Sundsvall Park Arena during concerts 2002 – 2006. Between 2006 and 2016, it was known as Norrporten Arena for sponsorship reasons.
The venue was inaugurated in 1903, the same year as GIF Sundsvall and had tracks for running, skittles, shooting and tennis. Idrottsparken undergone a major renovation in the early 2000s and was re-inaugared by Carl XVI Gustaf on ninth of June 2002. The football pitch had grass as turf until 2004 when it switched to artificial turf, mainly because of poor quality of the grass turf due to cold climate.
The arena and city of Sundsvall, 2010.
- "GIF Sundsvall - Fakta" (in Swedish). GIF Sundsvall. Retrieved 9 January 2022.
- "NP3 Arena" (in Swedish). Archived from the original on 2021-05-09. Retrieved 2021-10-26.
- "Norrporten Arena" (in Swedish). Sundsvall Municipality. Archived from the original on 14 December 2012. Retrieved 15 October 2011.
Media related to NP3 Arena at Wikimedia Commons
- NP3 Arena at gifsundsvall.se