Riisvangen Stadium

Riisvangen Stadion (Danish: [ˈʁisˌvɑŋˀn̩], "Riis Meadow") is an association football stadium in Aarhus N. It is the home stadium of Danish 2nd Division club Aarhus Fremad.[6] Stadium capacity is 5,000, but the attendance record is 3,200 which occurred when the club competed in the Danish Superliga, in a matchup against Ikast fS on 2 November 1997.

Riisvangen
"Vangen"[1]
Riisvangen Stadion 3.JPG
Riisvangen seen from the west
Full nameRiisvangen Stadion
Location8200 Aarhus N,
Aarhus Municipality,
Denmark
Capacity5,000[4]
Record attendance3,200 (Aarhus Fremad vs Ikast fS, 2 November 1996)[5]
Field size105 by 68 metres (114.8 yd × 74.4 yd)
SurfaceGrass
Construction
Built1936[2]
Opened1939
Expanded2018[3]
Tenants
Aarhus Fremad (1969–)
IK Skovbakken (1939–1969)

Riisvangen Stadion was constructed in the 1936 on the initiative of Aarhus Municipality.[2] During this period, the population of Aarhus had experienced a large population growth concentrated around northern Aarhus, known as Aarhus N, and the construction of a sports facility would facilitate needs to nurture sports in the area. The stadium was built in an area which, at that time, was devoid of buildings.[2]

Initially, IK Skovbakken used the stadium as their home ground before the club moved to the newly established sports complex Vejlby-Risskov Idrætscenter.[7]

In April 2018, a new wooden stand was initiated against Brønshøj Boldklub.[3] On 4 October 2019, Fremad announced a sponsorship deal with Royal Unibrew, which meant that the stand was named "Faxe Kondi Tribunen", after the soft drink produced by the company.[8]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Dalgaard, Rasmus (30 September 2018). "Lokalopgør i Smilets By: Når lillebror fra Aarhus Fremad "besøger" AGF". dr.dk. Danmarks Radio. Retrieved 11 May 2020.
  2. ^ a b c Clausen, Jens; Sejr, Emanuel (1941). Aarhus gennem Tiderne (1st ed.). København: Nyt Nordisk Forlag Arnold Busck.
  3. ^ a b Føns Foldager, Emil (21 April 2018). "Fremads direktør om "Folket": Målsætningen var et kast op i den blå luft". stiften.dk. Århus Stiftstidende. Retrieved 11 May 2020.
  4. ^ "Riisvangen Stadion, tilskuertal, rekorder og udvikling i Superligaen". superstats.dk. SuperStats. Retrieved 11 May 2020.
  5. ^ "Superligakamp Aarhus Fremad-Ikast fS, 02.11.1997". superstats.dk. SuperStats. Retrieved 11 May 2020.
  6. ^ "Riisvangen Stadion //". dbu.dk. Danish Football Union. Retrieved 11 May 2020.
  7. ^ Klubbens historie Skovbakken Fodbold, hentet 22 November 2012
  8. ^ "Royal Unibrew ny samarbejdspartner". aarhus-fremad.dk. Aarhus Fremad. Retrieved 11 May 2020.

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Coordinates: 56°06′15″N 10°07′26″E / 56.1043°N 10.1239°E / 56.1043; 10.1239