This Football Stadium in Henningsvær

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The Henningsvær Idrettslag Stadion in the small fishing village of Henningsvær, located on two small islands off Lofoten, in Norway, can hardly be called a stadium; it has got no stands—just a couple of meters of asphalt poured around the field—and is used only for amateur football. But its location is majestic.

The stadium is located on a rocky islet surrounded by stunning views consisting of dramatic mountains and jagged peaks, open sea and sheltered bays. The football pitch was laid by leveling the solid bedrock of the southernmost part of the Hellandsøya island, resulting in a very rough landscape, decorated by overwhelming number of racks for drying cod. Around the perimeter of the field is a strip of asphalt that serves both as the crowd stand and as car parking. The stadium’s tiny capacity seems sufficient since the village of Henningsvær has only about 500 inhabitants.

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The stadium itself has an artificial turf that is mostly used by members of the amateur club Henningsvær IL to train local kids. It has floodlights for evening games.

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Fish drying racks surrounding the stadium. Photo credit: unknown

Source: stadiumdb.com

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4 comments:

  1. Amazing! It is wonderful! Did they ever loose the ball?

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  2. Please don't start using titles such as "This Football Stadium in Henningsvær" with an unnecessary "this". It's very annoying.

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  3. Why would they play football on a soccer field?

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  4. How many balls end up in the sea? I don't see any fences.

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