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Veritas Stadion

Veritas Stadion
Veritas Stadion
Full name Veritas Stadion
Former names Kupittaan jalkapallostadion
Location Turku, Finland
Coordinates
Owner City of Turku
Operator City of Turku
Capacity 9,372
Field size 107 x 67 m
Surface Grass
Construction
Opened 1952
Renovated 2003
Tenants
FC Inter Turku

Veritas Stadion is a football (soccer) stadium in Turku, Finland. It is situated in the district of Kupittaa, in an area dedicated to sporting venues. The stadium serves as the home venue for FC Inter Turku playing in Finland's premier football league, the Veikkausliiga.

The stadium is currently being expanded with a stand with 1,644 seats to meet the demands for the 2009 UEFA Women's Championship. The stadium is going to have a capacity of 9,372 spectators, with 8,072 seats and 1,300 standing places.

In Veritas Stadion there are two stands opposite to each other. The old Olympic stand (Olympiakatsomo) was built for the 1952 Summer Olympics and the new, modern main stand was ready in 2003. After that the name of the stadium was changed to Veritas Stadion, having formerly been known simply as the "Kupittaa football stadium" (Kupittaan jalkapallostadion). The old Kupittaa Stadium's record attendance was approximately 15,000 spectators for the 1987 UEFA Cup match between Turun Palloseura and Italian giants Internazionale. The Veritas Stadion's attendance record of 9,089 spectators was set at the 2009 local derby between Turun Palloseura and FC Inter.

References

  • 1952 Summer Olympics official report. pp. 62–3.
  • Veritas Stadion - Official site.
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