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Råsundastadion Arena

Friends and foes.

Solna, Stockholm, Sweden.

The season's first snow settled on worn seats at Råsundastadion. Solna, Stockholm, Sweden. October 2012.

The season's first snow settled on worn seats.
October 2012.

Fika corner at Råsundastadion. Solna, Stockholm, Sweden. October 2012.

Fika corner.
October 2012.

North side snacks vendor deco at Råsundastadion. Solna, Stockholm, Sweden. October 2012.

North side snacks vendor deco.
October 2012.

Consumables at Råsundastadion. Solna, Stockholm, Sweden. October 2012.

Consumables.
October 2012.

East side in the back, south side in front at Råsundastadion. Solna, Stockholm, Sweden. October 2012.

East side in the back, south side in front.
October 2012.

North side at Råsundastadion. Solna, Stockholm, Sweden. October 2012.

North side.
October 2012.

Easter seats at Råsundastadion. Solna, Stockholm, Sweden. October 2012.

Eastern seats.
October 2012.

East side entrance at Råsundastadion. Solna, Stockholm, Sweden. October 2012.

East side entrances.
October 2012.

Råsundastadion. Solna, Stockholm, Sweden. November 2012.

East side morning light. Some mowing going on in the back.
November 2012.

South side service entrance at Råsundastadion. Solna, Stockholm, Sweden. October 2012.

South side service entrance.
October 2012.

Råsundastadion. Solna, Stockholm, Sweden. October 2012.

South side. The so called Dallas house to the right.
October 2012.

Stillife with football at Råsundastadion. Solna, Stockholm, Sweden. October 2012.

Stillife with football.
October 2012.

Råsundastadion. Solna, Stockholm, Sweden. October 2012.

Råsundastadion. Solna, Stockholm, Sweden. October 2012.

Råsundastadion. Solna, Stockholm, Sweden. October 2012.

Stairway on the north side, with decoration.
October 2012.

Råsundastadion. Solna, Stockholm, Sweden. October 2012.

Visiting team stickers at the north.
October 2012.

Råsundastadion. Solna, Stockholm, Sweden. October 2012.

Elevated passage between the east and the north.
October 2012.

Råsundastadion. Solna, Stockholm, Sweden. October 2012.

Railing.
October 2012.

Just passing by …

The demolition has begun at Råsundastadion. Solna, Stockholm, Sweden. March 2013.

The demolition has begun.
March 2013.

The demolition goes on at Råsundastadion. Solna, Stockholm, Sweden. May 2013.

The demolition goes on.
May 2013.

Demolition: done. Råsundastadion. Solna, Stockholm, Sweden. December 2013.

Demolition: done.
December 2013.

Demolition: done. Råsundastadion. Solna, Stockholm, Sweden. December 2013.

Demolition: done.
December 2013.

New housing on the old stadium grounds. Råsundastadion. Solna, Stockholm, Sweden. December 2016.

New housing on the old stadium grounds.
December 2016.

Yours truly

Olé!

With kind assistance from the crew mounting the commercial banners I got a chance to peek inside prior to the very last games. The arena was in use between 1937 and 2012 and the home of the Solna soccer team AIK. Originally a rather quaint sports field it was extended and added on to several times during its long life. The arena was completely demolished during 2013.

While I'm no soccer aficionado the Råsunda Stadium is an icon in its own right. The way it was constructed in small steps throughout its lifetime makes it a fascinating structure, especially from the inside where traces of these steps were still visible.

photo_cameraOctober & November 2012, snapshots 2013-2016

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color_lensHasselblad 500c/m, Zeiss Distagon 50 mm F/4, Kodak Ektar 100, Imacon Flextight Photo. Mobcam.

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