Club: Rosenborg Ballklub | Opening: 1947 | Capacity: 21,166 seats
History and description
Lerkendal Stadion opened on the 10th of August 1947, but was at its inauguration just a pitch with a few makeshift stands.
When in the early 1960s Rosenborg celebrated several successes and it popularity increased rapidly, a first major redevelopment became necessary. Between 1961 and 1963 two new concrete stands were built and a few years later floodlights were installed.
The record attendance at Lerkendal was set in 1985 when 28,569 people visited a Norwegian Cup match between Rosenborg and LSK.
Few changes were made to the stadium though until the club qualified for the Champions League in 1995 and found itself with a heavily reduced capacity (due to safety requirements). One year later, in 1996, a new stand (Adidas Stand) opened, though capacity remained limited with 14,000 places.
Soon Champions League money started flowing in and funding became available for a major redevelopment. Two new stands opened in 2001 and in the following year a new main stand was built opposite the Adidas Stand.
The new Lerkendal Stadion, which had cost a total of NOK 252 million, officially opened on the 6th of October 2002 with a match against Stabæk. The stadium counts with a total of 1,338 VIP seats.
Lerkendal Stadion is located toward the south of the city of Trondheim, about 2 kilometres from the city centre and slightly further from the main rail station.
The walk to the stadium, which should take about 30 minutes, goes in one straight line following Prinsens Gate and Elgeseter Gate south.
Alternatively take bus 8, 55, 60, or 66 from Munkegata (or Prinsens Gate) in the city centre. The ride only takes about 5 minutes. Get off at stop Lerkendal Stadion.
There are however many more buses that pass at close distance from the stadium. Any bus stopping at Prof Brochs Gate will do.
The stadium lies close to the E6 motorway. Follow the signs for Sentrum and then to Lerkendal Stadion.
Address: Klæbuveien 125, 7031 Trondheim
Tickets for Rosenborg games can be purchased online, by phone +47 815 33 133, at the RBK Shop at the stadium, or (generally) at Narvesen and 7-Eleven stores,
Matchday tickets can also be bought at the gates of the stadium on the day of the match. Rosenborg rarely sells out.
Ticket prices depend on the opponent, but typically range between NOK 160.00 and NOK 395.00. For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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