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Söderstadion (translated in English as Southern Stadium) was a football and bandy stadium in Stockholm, Sweden. It was opened in 1966 and closed in 2013, being replaced by nearby Tele2 Arena.

Söderstadion
Söderstadion Pitch and north stand.jpg
in february 2008
Full nameSöderstadion
Capacity12,800
Field size105 x 65 m
Construction
Built?–1966
Opened1966
Closed2013
Demolished2015
Tenants
Hammarby IF

Söderstadion had a capacity of 12,800 depending on usage. The record attendance for football was 15,626 and set 6 April 2004, when Hammarby IF faced Malmö FF, while the overall record was the Swedish bandy final of 1983, with an attendance of 18,110.

There had already existed stadiums at the site, the earliest opened in 1918 under the name Johanneshovs Idrottsplats, and a first stadium with the current name was built in 1950. After the stadium was closed, the site will now be used for new apartment buildings.

Bandy was played at Söderstadion wintertime until 1989 and the overall . The Bandy World Championship 1987 final was played here[1] (2nd half of the video). The last bandy match at the stadium was the Swedish final of 1989.[2]

The home team Hammarby, the 2010 and 2013 Swedish champions, now plays at Zinkensdamm.

The arena has also been used for ice hockey.

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ReplacementEdit

Before the Stockholm municipal elections of 2006, the right wing parties of Stockholm stated that a new stadium would be built if the municipal elections were won. On June 28, 2007, plans for a new stadium were officially announced.[3] The last football game at Söderstadion was played on the 23 June 2013 when Hammarby IF played against Ängelholms FF in the 13th round of Superettan. The game ended 1-1 with Hammarby securing a late draw when Kennedy Bakircioglu scored the last ever goal at Söderstadion.

TriviaEdit

The stadium is mentioned by its old name in the movie My Life as a Dog (1985), where the main character tells the audience of a motorcycle accident that occurred during a motorcycle show performed there. The stadium is located just next to the Ericsson Globe. It is most easily reached from the Stockholm metro stations Gullmarsplan or Globen.

See alsoEdit

External linksEdit

  Media related to Söderstadion at Wikimedia Commons

NotesEdit

  1. ^ "Bandy - World Championships, Sweden 1987". 23 November 2009. Retrieved 7 April 2017.
  2. ^ "Bandy-finalen 1989: Vetlanda -VSK - 3-7" Video from the final
  3. ^ "Hammarby will build new stadium". euFootball.BIZ. 2007-06-28. Archived from the original on 2007-07-13. Retrieved 2007-08-02.

Coordinates: 59°17′45.5″N 18°4′55″E / 59.295972°N 18.08194°E / 59.295972; 18.08194