Ryavallen is a multi-purpose stadium in Borås, Sweden, mainly used for soccer and track and field athletics. It was inaugurated on 17 August 1941 with a soccer game where IF Elfsborg defeated Team Sweden, 2–1.[1]

Ryavallen, main stand, january 2008.JPG
Ryavallen mainstand in January 2008.
LocationBorås, Sweden
Typesports ground
Capacity12 000
Opened17 August 1941 (1941-08-17)
Renovated2005, 2012
IF Elfsborg (1941–2004)
Norrby IF

It was the home ground for IF Elfsborg until 2005, when the Borås Arena was Inaugurated. During the 1958 FIFA World Cup, it hosted the matches between USSR and Austria, and between England and Austria.

The record attendance is 22,654 spectators, when IF Elfsborg played IFK Norrköping in 1961. After Elfsborg had left the arena, the north stand was replaced by an indoor athletics hall. Ryavallen is currently used mostly for athletics.

As of today (June 2016), Ryavallen has a seating capacity of circa 12 000 spectators.[2]

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  1. ^ Jonas Lidén (14 March 2005). "Dagen efter" (in Swedish). Svenska fans. Retrieved 17 March 2020.
  2. ^ Marita Andersson. "Ryavallen" (in Swedish). IK Ymer. Retrieved 22 November 2016.

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Coordinates: 57°44′09″N 12°56′06″E / 57.735724°N 12.934921°E / 57.735724; 12.934921