Club: Brøndby IF | Opening: 1964 | Capacity: 29,000 (5,600 standing)
History and description
Brøndby Stadion got built in 1964, though at that time consisted of nothing more than a pitch, athletics tracks, and some low earth banks. The dressing rooms were located in a yellow brick building away from the stadium, which meant that players had to move through the crowd to get to the pitch.
Some minor improvements were made in the years following, but it took until 1978 for a first grandstand to be built. A few years later a concrete terrace was erected at the opposite side.
In 1990, the athletic tracks were removed, and further improvements were made to the stadium, including increased cover. After European successes in 1991 temporary scaffolding stands were erected, which brought capacity to 18,000. One year later the temporary stands were replaced with permanent ones.
Brøndby Stadion remained with limitations though, especially in terms of capacity, and by the turn of the millennium the club decided to embark on a major redevelopment program.
The stadium was bought from the city and all stands were reconstructed. The completely redeveloped arena reopened on the 22nd of October 2000.
Brøndby Stadion also regularly gets referred to as Vilfort Park, after former Brøndby player Kim Vilfort.
Brøndby Stadion is located in the Copenhagen suburb of Brøndby (near to Glostrup). The stadium lies about 10 kilometres west of Copenhagen’s city centre.
The stadium is an approximate 25-minute walk away from Glostrup train station. Regular S-tog trains (line B) run between the station and Copenhagen main rail station. The journey takes about 15 minutes.
On matchdays shuttle buses run between Glostrup station and the stadium (as well as from Brøndby Strand station, south of the stadium).
On non-matchdays one can catch bus 500S (from Glostrup Station) in the direction of Ørestad St. After a 5-minute ride get off at stop Brøndby Hallen. Buses run regularly.
There is no direct bus connection between the stadium and Copenhagen city centre.
If arriving by car from the E20 motorway (which runs south of the city), take exit 25 Vallensbæk, and turn onto the O3 toward Glostrup (north). Follow for slightly more than a kilometre and turn right onto the Sydgårdsvej (before passing over the motorway). At the next major crossing turn left onto Brøndbyvester Blvd. Follow until you see the stadium on the right side of the road.
Address: Brøndby Stadion 30, 2605 Brøndby
Tickets for Brøndby games can be bought online, or at the Brøndby Shop at the stadium.
Tickets can also be purchased at the turnstiles on the day of the match. Brøndby hardly ever sells out a regular league match.
Tickets generally cost DKK 140.00, with tickets for one of the short ends (standing + seats) going for DKK 110.00. Tickets for the derby against FCK are more expensive and cost either DKK 200.00 or DKK 230.00.
For more information email email@example.com, or call +45 4322 5371.
Relevant Internet links
Brondby.com – Official website of Brøndby IF.
Visitcopenhagen.com – Copenhagen tourist information.
Moviatrafik.dk – Information about Copenhagen bus travel.
Dsb.dk – Check train times and fares.
Rejseplanen.de – Public transport journey planner.