Club: GIF Sundsvall | Opening: 1903 | Capacity: 8,500 (est. 500 standing)
History and description
The Norrporten Arena, until 2006 called Sundsvall Idrottspark, opened on the 8th of August 1903. The stadium was part of a multi-sports complex that also included tennis and bowling facilities.
A new main stand got built in 1928, but over the years the stadium remained a modest affair. The record attendance was set in 1961 when 16,507 people attended a match versus Högadal.
Sundsvall Idrottspark underwent a major redevelopment between 2001 and 2002, during which the stadium got almost completely rebuilt. It reopened on the 9th of June 2002.
The stadium got renamed Norrporten Arena in 2006. It has had an artificial pitch since 2009.
The Norrporten Arena is located just north of the centre of the small city of Sundsvall. It lies tucked in between the Sundsvall river and the Norra Stadsberget hill.
The walk from the centre, crossing the river, will only take a few minutes. From Sundsvall’s central rail station it is a 10 to 15-minute walk to the stadium.
Sundsvall, located toward the north of Sweden on the Balic Sea coast, can be reached by direct train from Stockholm. The journey takes about 3.5 hours.
Address: Universitetsallén 6, 852 34 Sundsvall
Tickets for GIF Sundsvall games can be bought online via Ticnet, at the club office at the Norrporten Arena, or at the Manhattan Spelbutik store at the Thulegatan 10 in Sundsvall’s city centre.
Tickets are also available at the ticket windows of the stadium on the day of the match. GIF rarely sell out.
Both a ticket for the standing area or for a seat behind the goal cost SEK 140.00. A seat at one of the sides costs either SEK 180.00 or SEK 220.00. Tickets are SEK 20.00 cheaper if bought in pre-sale.
Relevant Internet links