Clubs: GAIS, IFK Göteborg and Örgryte IS | Opening: 2009 | Capacity: 18,900 (est. 4,000 standing)
History and description
Gamla Ullevi opened on the 5th of April 2009 with the local derby between GAIS and Örgryte (5-1). It replaced the old Gamla Ullevi stadium which had stood in its place since 1916 and got demolished in 2007.
The new stadium came at a cost of SEK 350 million. It counts with a total of 27 VIP boxes.
Apart from being the home of the three Gothenburg clubs, Gamla Ullevi is also the standard playing venue of the Swedish national women’s football team.
Gamla Ullevi is located just west of Gothenburg’s city centre. The stadium is part of a larger sports and entertainment complex that includes the Nya Ullevi stadium.
The walk from Gothenburg’s central railway station takes just 5 minutes. The walk from most city centre locations will not take much more and 15 minutes at most.
If arriving by car, there is easy access from the E6 motorway which runs just east of the stadium. Take exit 73 Centrum, follow for the city centre, pass the Nya Ullevi stadium, and Gamla Ullevi lies shortly ahead on the left side of the road.
Address: Ullevigatan 5, 411 39 Göteborg
Eat, drink, and sleep
Gamla Ullevi lies almost pegged against Gothenburg’s centre in a quiet area that is a mix of offices, residential buildings, and other sports facilities.
There are plenty of eating and drinking options in the adjacent centre. Gothenburg’s proper nightlife areas are a little further south along the Avenyn, Vasagatan, and Linnegatan streets. Avenyn, the principal nightlife street, is a mere 5-minute walk away from the stadium.
The central location of Gamla Ullevi makes that there are many hotels around. You can either choose one north-west of the stadium toward the main rail station, or one toward the south near the nightlife areas.
Tickets for all three teams can be bought online via Ticnet, at the ticket booths of the Scandinavium indoor arena, at Pusterviksbiljetter at the Järntorgsgatan 12 (in the south of the city centre), and, if tickets remain, at the box office of Gamla Ullevi on the day of the match (from 5 hours before kickoff). Tickets for IFK can also be bought at the club shop at the stadium.
IFK have the highest attendances of the three, but only very occasionally sell out a high-profile match.
Ticket prices for IFK matches start at SEK 160.00 for standing. A seat ranges in price from SEK 200.00 for a seat behind the goal to SEK 350.00 for a central one at one of the sides.
GAIS generally does not sell matchday tickets for the standing areas. Seats cost either SEK 140.00 or SEK 160.00. Prices are increased significantly for the derby against Elfsburg, often with 30% to 50%. Tickets cost SEK 20.00 less if bought in pre-sale.
Tickets for Örgryte matches cost SEK 120.00 for standing up to SEK 150.00 for a seat.
Relevant Internet links
GAIS.se – Official website of GAIS.
IFKGoteborg.se – Offcial website of IFK Gòteborg.
OIS.se – Official website of Örgryte IS.
Goteborg.com – Gothenburg tourist information.
Vasttrafik.se – Gothenburg public transport information.