Club: IFK Norrköping | Opening: 1903 | Capacity: 16,700 (app. 2,700 standing)
History and description
Plans for the construction of a stadium for the city of Norrköping were first discussed in the late 19th century. The ground, initially named Norrköping Idrottspark, opened in 1903 and was used for various other sports besides football.
Idrottspark recorded its highest attendances in 1956 when 32,234 people attended a match between Norrköping and Malmö FF.
Two years later, Idrottspark was one of the playing venues of the 1958 World Cup. During the tournament two group matches and the quarter-final between France and Northern Ireland (4-0) were played at the stadium.
In 1987, a new East Stand was built and at the same time the running tracks were removed, turning Idrottspark into a proper football stadium.
Idrottspark was one of the four playing venues of the 1992 European Championships. For this the stadium was extensively renovated and two new stands got built at both ends. Three first round group matches were played at the stadium.
The stadium underwent a next major redevelopment in 2008 when three new enclosed stands got built. At the same time it got renamed Nya Parken and an artificial pitch was installed.
Apart from IFK Norrköping, lower league teams IK Sleipner and IF Sylvia also play their home matches at Nya Parken.
(photos of the present Nya Parken below)
Nya Parken is located just south-west of Norrköping’s city centre. The walk from most city centre locations will take 10 to 15 minutes, whereas the walk from Norrköping’s train station, which lies north of the centre, takes about 20 minutes.
If arriving by car, follow directions to Norrköping city centre and walk from there.
Address: Ektorpsgatan 1, 602 37 Norrköping
Tickets for IFK Norrköping games can be bought online via Ticnet, by phone +47 (0) 77 170 70 70 (Ticnet), at the IFK club office at the stadium, or at the Upplev Norrköping tourist office at the Källvinsdsgatan 1 in the city centre.
A ticket for the uncovered standing area costs SEK 120.00 and one for the covered area SEK 150.00. The price of a seat ranges from SEK 180.00 for one at the short end to SEK 260.00 for one at the centre of the main stand.
For a few high-profile matches prices are increased with SEK 20.00 to SEK 40.00.
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