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Viking Stadion (currently named SR-Bank Arena for sponsorship purposes), is a football stadium in Stavanger, Norway. It was inaugurated in May 2004 and cost 160 million NOK (€20 million) to build. 50 million NOK, plus the lot it was built on, was a gift from the municipality. It replaced Stavanger Stadion as the home stadium of Viking FK.Take a look at our Stavanger day trip app to schedule your visit to Viking Stadion and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
In 2006, the stadium was expanded beyond the original capacity of 15,300 to 16,600. The capacity was later reduced to 16,300 in 2012 to make room for two giant screens. From 2018 the capacity is again reduced to 15,900.
The record attendance is 16,600 from 24 June 2007, when Viking met Brann.
Jåttåvågen railway station, which serves the Jæren Commuter Rail, is located right outside the stadium.
The venue has hosted the Norway national under-21 football team on four occasions, playing 1–0 against Spain on 31 May 2006, 1–1 against Bosnia and Herzegovina on 6 September 2006, 2–2 against Slovakia on 10 June 2009 and 2–2 against Belgium on 10 November 2011.
In a 2012 survey carried out by the Norwegian Players' Association among away-team captains, Viking Stadion was found to be the league's fourth-best stadium, with a score of 4.27 on a scale from one to five.
The stadium can also host large music concerts and events. Among the artists who have played at Viking Stadion are Bryan Adams, R.E.M., Roger Waters, Bob Dylan, Sissel Kyrkjebø & Plácido Domingo, The Eagles, Kiss, Robbie Williams, Ylvis and Bon Jovi.
Viking Stadion Reviews
Viking Football team play their games here and can handle up to 15000 visitors. A great place for football and a nice arena for music gigs. more »
Had a great time visiting the stadium for the first time with my wife. The facility is starting to show its age, especially on the seats which are covered in rust and scuffs after 15 years of use... more »
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