Experience a capacity crowd at Ullevaal Stadium
Ullevaal Stadium is the country’s largest stadium, home to the Norwegian football team and Norway’s premiership team, Vålerenga IF. International football matches have been played here since 1927 and the Norwegian Cup Final has been played here since 1948. The stadium has also been host to the UEFA European Women’s Championships on two occasions.
A historic arena
When Ullevaal Stadium opened in 1926, it was the home ground of some local football teams and at the time had a larger capacity, with a record of 37,096 in a friendly against Denmark in 1949. Over the years, the stadium, owned by the Norwegian Football Association, has undergone several upgrades including the most recent West stand. Today, it has a seating capacity of 27,200 spectators. The record attendance was when Rosenborg BK played rivals Vålerenga IF in the Cup Final in front of a passionate crowd of 24,894.
More than just football
The national stadium is not far from the university or Nydalen and is easily accessible by tram from central Oslo. The stadium has its own tram stop so you can’t miss it. The national league, Tippeligaen, is played from March to October when teams from around the country come to play Vålerenga IF at home. If you are in Oslo and want to learn more about Norwegian football, check out one of these matches.
The stadium is also a top venue for concerts and has seen Bon Jovi, A-ha and One Direction take to the stage in front of eager crowds. This is more than just a stadium with a shopping center and restaurants surrounding it.
The football museum
Inside the stadium, avid fans of the sport can also check out the football museum. Take a journey through Norwegian football history and relive the great moments. Inside the museum, you can browse national strips, player’s strips and even a Lego model of Ullevaal. The highlights are the displays of Norway’s first national victory in 1918, and their unforgettable victory against Brasil in 1998, which certainly wasn’t expected.
Ullevaal gives you an interesting insight to one of the Norway’s most loved sports and is a memorable experience for football fans. Just one stop away from Radisson Blu Hotel Nydalen, Oslo, it is conveniently located if you are planning to go to a game, concert or checking out sporting history at the museum.