Clubs: IF Elfsborg and Norrby IF | Opening: 2005 | Capacity: 16,284 (6,000 standing)
History and description
Construction of the Borås Arena began in December 2003 and lasted until early 2005. The stadium officially opened on the 17th of April 2005 with a match between Elfsborg and Örgryte (1-0).
The Borås Arena came at a cost of SEK 112 million. It has an artificial pitch.
Apart from being the home of IF Elfsborg, the Borås Arena also hosts the home matches of lower-league team Norrby IF.
The Borås Arena is located in the north of the small city of Borås at less than two kilometres from the railway station and adjoining city centre. The walk should take 20 minutes at most.
There are direct trains to Borås from Göteborg. From Stockholm a change is required in either Göteborg or Herrljunga. Knalleland Station is located a short walk away from the arena, but has rather infrequent service from Borås’ main rail station.
If arriving by car from the 27/40 motorway that runs south of the centre, take exit 86 toward Karlskrona and Centrum. At the end of the ramp turn north toward Centrum or Knalleland (42). After almost 2 kilometres turn right following the 42 toward Knalleland. Take the second exit at the next roundabout. The stadium will soon lie on the left side of the road. Parking is shortly ahead, follow the signs.
Address: Ålgårdsvägen 32, 506 30 Borås
Eat, drink, and sleep
The Borås Arena is located on an office and retail park in the north of Borås. The park includes the Knalleland shopping centre, which houses a few cafés and (fast food) restaurants. Not far away lies the Borås Djurpark zoo.
There are no hotels near the Borås Arena, but there are a few options in Borås’ city centre that get good reviews. Click here for an overview.
Tickets for Elfsborg games can be bought online, or at one of the sales outlets, which include the tourist office at the Sven Eriksonsplatsen 3 near the railway station.
If tickets remain available, these can also be bought on the day of the match at the stadium.
Tickets for a seat costs either SEK 200.00 or SEK 275.00, with the far majority of seats falling into the latter price category. Standing costs SEK 150.00. The price of a SEK 275.00 ticket is increased for the match against IFK Göteborg to SEK 375.00.
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