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Råsunda
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Full name Råsunda Fotbollstadion
Location Solna, Stockholms län, Sweden
Built ?–1937
Opened 17 May 1937
Owner Swedish Football Association
Capacity 35,000–36,608
Field dimensions 105 x 68 m
Tenants
Sweden national team
AIK

Råsunda Fotbollstadion, also Råsundastadion, Råsunda Stadium or just Råsunda, is a Swedish national football stadium. It is located in Solna Municipality in Metropolitan Stockholm. It was opened in 1937 although there had already existed stadiums at the site; the earliest opened in 1910. Råsunda has a capacity of 35,000–36,608 depending on usage.[1] The stadium is the home stadium for AIK, and is used for many derbies between Stockholm clubs. It also hosts the headquarters of the Swedish Football Association, and stages 75% of the home matches of the national football team each year, with most other matches being played at Ullevi in Gothenburg. These two stadiums are UEFA 4-star rated football stadiums.

The record attendance is 52,943 and was set 26 September 1965, when Sweden played West Germany.

Råsunda is the first of two stadiums to have hosted the World Cup finals for both men and women. It hosted the men's final in the 1958 World Cup and the women's final in the 1995 Women's World Cup. The other stadium with this honor is the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California, USA (men in 1994 World Cup, women in 1999 Women's World Cup).

Råsunda is also the name of a large part of Solna.

On April 1 2006 the Swedish Football Association announced a plan to switch to a new stadium to be built in Solna. The new arena will be completed and ready for sporting events at 2011, and by then Råsunda Stadium is to be demolished. The new stadium will have a capacity for 50,000 spectators. The name of the new arena will be Swedbank Arena - Swedbank bought the name for 150 million SEK.[2]

Fabege AB and Peab AB signed an agreement to acquire Råsunda Football Stadium and existing office buildings from the Swedish Football Association on December 11 2009. All activities on the arena will remain until the Swedbank Arena stands finished.[3]

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Coordinates: 59°21′45.87″N 17°59′46.71″E / 59.3627417°N 17.9963083°E / 59.3627417; 17.9963083

Preceded by
Wankdorf Stadium
Bern
FIFA World Cup
Final Venue

1958
Succeeded by
Estadio Nacional
Santiago
Preceded by
Tianhe Stadium
Guangzhou
FIFA Women's World Cup
Final Venue

1995
Succeeded by
Rose Bowl
Pasadena
Preceded by
De Kuip
Rotterdam
UEFA Cup Winners Cup
Final Venue

1998
Succeeded by
Villa Park
Birmingham
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