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Brann Stadion is owned by the club. It was built in 1919.
Year built: 1919
Current capacity: 17.232
Seating capacity: 16.700
Standing capacity: 532
Cup: 24 800 Fredrikstad NM semifinal October 1. 1961
League: 23 900 Lillestrøm May 8.1978
Pitch size: 105x68 meters
Flood lights: 1400 lux
Undersoil heating: Yes
Kniksens Plass 1, 5063 Bergen.
Our stadium, Brann Stadion, is owned by the club. It was built in 1919, but has since been modernized several times. A new stand was erected in 2006 and opened in May 2007. The new main stand was finished only days before the opening of the 2007 season. Brann Stadion has hosted 17 Norwegian international fixtures since 1933, the first against Wales in a 2-1 defeat. Since then Norway has not lost in Bergen, and has won twelve of the seventeen international fixtures at Brann Stadion.
The current capacity is 17.232, with 16.700 seats, which leaves the capacity for European football at 16.700. Plans are made to further modernize the stadium as well as increase the capacity, but not in near future because of the clubs economy. The record attendance was in 1961, when 24 800 watched Brann beat Fredrikstad 4-1.
The pitch measures 105 x 68, and is surrounded by four covered stands.
Directions to the stadium:
The local bus company, Tide, offers a number of services to the ground. Brann Stadion is located approximately four kilometres south of the city centre. The best alternative is the city tram (Bybanen) passing Brann Stadion both from the south (Nesttun) and the city centre (Byparken). The station to leave the tram is called Brann Stadion.
If you are arriving directly from the airport, some of the airport shuttle buses are an easy way to get to the Stadium. The only other options from the airport is by taxi or a car.
PICTURE BY PÅL BENTDAL