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Marienlyst stadion

Marienlyst
Gamle Gress
Former names Marienlyst Stadion
Location Drammen, Norway
Coordinates

59°44′03.81″N 10°12′04.80″E / 59.7343917°N 10.2013333°E / 59.7343917; 10.2013333Coordinates: 59°44′03.81″N 10°12′04.80″E / 59.7343917°N 10.2013333°E / 59.7343917; 10.2013333

Broke ground 1923
Opened 1924
Owner Drammen Municipality
Operator Drammen Municipality
Surface Artificial grass
Capacity 7,500
Record attendance 17,300 (1947)
Field dimensions 106 × 68 m
Tenants
Strømsgodset IF (1967–present)
SBK Drafn (1924–present)
1952 Winter Olympics
1987 European Competition for Women's Football

Marienlyst Stadion has been the home ground of Strømsgodset IF since 1967. It's located on Marienlyst in Drammen.

The pitch was opened in 1924, and was the home ground of Drafn, Skiold and Drammens BK. The final of the 1932 Norwegian Football Cup, between Fredrikstad and Ørn was played at Marienlyst.[1] During the 1952 Winter Olympics in neighboring Oslo, the venue hosted two ice hockey matches. The venue hosted the Norwegian Athletics Championships in 1962 and 2001.[2] The Norway national under-21 football team has played eighteen games Marienlyst, making it their most-used venue. The first U-21 match was played in 1981.[3]

The stadium holds a capacity of approximately 7,500,[4] but has a record attendance of 17,300 when Mjøndalen met Viking in the semifinal of the 1947 Norwegian Football Cup. Strømsgodset's record attendance is from 22 May 1969, when 16,687 people attended the home match against Rosenborg.[5]

The grass was removed in November 2007 to make way for artificial ice surface for winter sports, and artificial grass for summer sports. A new stadium was planned, but the project was abandoned due to financial difficulties. There are new plans to expand and rebuild the main stand. In a 2012 survey carried out by the Norwegian Players' Association among away-team captains, Marienlyst was ranked third-worst amongst league stadiums, with a score of 2.13 on a scale from one to five.[6]

The Gamle Gress (old Turf) is part of a sport complex, with the adjacent bandy field (artificial ice) and the athletics stadium next door as well as the sports hall for indoor athletics and handball.

References

  • 1952 Winter Olympics official report. pp. 31-2.

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