if you are in copenhagen and want to wantch the national football team or fc.copenhagen then you should go to the national arena called "parken".
it's the home of fc.copenhagen and the national team and is a very nice and modern football stadium.
fc.copenhagen is at the moment the leading danish club and their biggest rival is brøndby from the copenhagen suburbs.
if you can catch a game between fc.copenhagen and brøndby then you are in for a real derby with a packed stadium, but any game with fc.copenhagen will generally bring a big crowd.
there is a good pub build in to the stadium, so if you come in advance you can always enjoy a drink or two before the game.
parken also has a very well equipped souvenier store if you are a collector of football souveniers.
Home of FC København.
Built in 1992, with a capacity of 41,600.
Manchester united played IF Brondby here in 1998 due to Brondby switching the match from their rather smaller stadium, the Brøndby Stadion which only holds 29,000. A great 6-2 win for United.
Manchester United then played here again in Nov 2006 against FC Copenhagen. This time they lost 1-0.
Equipment: Wet weather gear if it's anything like the torrential downpour that we endured getting to the stadium.
A blurry shot of the keeper getting ruoghed up by a Copenhagen player as they both are after the ball. Sorry this pic and a few others are blurry but we were a little late getting in so had to sit at the very top row of the stadium but the view was still very good!!!!
Ok just had to get a shot of the opposing teams spot in the stadium. They get this crappy spot and this is all of them.....no really...this is it. But I wil give them this...They cheered thier hearts out and did end up tying a 2-2 match and almost pulling out with the win if Copenhagen haddn't of put that last goal in with like 1 min or less to go in the game.
Ok yeah you feel sorry for the guy if he is really hurt but, I tell ya these players are all professional actors! Half the time they arent hurt but killing the clock or letting the team get a quick breather in. Or they are just pulling for the call to get a penalty shot or whomever is thier against on the field a yello card..
Just a diffrent shot of the stadium. Be prepared to climb up flights of stairs....this is not for those with a weak heart or non mountain climbing skills...
Equipment: Try to get your self a jersy so you dont feel like the only dumb ass thats doesnt have one....trust me it's a good thing.
This is a picture of the stadium that I just went and watched my first live football game at here in Copenhagen. It has always been a dream of mine to attend a game overseas and never thought that I would get the chance. But it was fantastic. The crowd cheering for thier team and the sense of everyone really having this comradery with those surrounding themselves and the team.
Equipment: Drink beer before you get to the game and if you are real sneaky take some in....but do it at your own risk...they will check ya. Make sure you get there early for good seating bring a camera.
Parken is the main stadium in Copenhagen and is a pretty impressive building. It's home to FC Copenhagen (FCK) and holds around 40,000 fans.
When I was there the league final DONG Cup was being played between FC Copenhagen and Aalborg. I went to the match and paid 180 Kroner for a ticket. Considering the price of hockey tickets back home, I thought this price was more than fair, especially for a championship game! I sat in the upper level in a "neutral" section that had supporters from both sides( more FCK I think) The fans of both teams were all great and there was a festival party atmosphere inside and outside Parken before the match. Beer is served in the stadium and everyone is checked by security when you come in so don't try to bring in your own bevies! Very cool experience! FCK won the Cup 1-0.
A danish VT friend and me went to the Parken Stadium for a league match of FC Kobenhavn vs. FC Midtyjlland. The match had an attendance of 22.000 and ended with a 2:1 victory for FC Kobenhavn. The club was founded in 1992 as a merger of two other clubs and since then won twice both the national championship and the cup tournament.
The two main Copenhagen teams often battle it out in the top of the league and the fans are arch rivals. Why not watch a game yourself and make up your mind? Brøndby IF has been the most successful team in Denmark for several years and plays at Brøndby Stadion 30 outside Copenhagen centre Call 43 22 53 71 for tickets.
FC København which has rapidly established itself as the capital team, plays at Denmark's national stadium Parken (Østerallé 50). Call 35 43 31 31 for information.
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