Stadium at capacity on opening night.
|Location||Bollgatan 9, 352 46 Växjö|
|Operator||Växjö Fotbollsfastigheter AB|
|Capacity||12,000, of which 10,000 are seated|
|Field size||105 × 68 m|
|Opened||1 September 2012|
|Construction cost||204 million SEK|
|Östers IF (2012–present)|
Myresjöhus Arena is a football stadium in Växjö, Sweden and the home of Superettan club Östers IF. The stadium is a part of a large redevelopment of the area formerly known as Värendsvallen into Arenastaden, which also includes a new ice hockey arena, floorball arena and a dedicated indoor athletics arena.
On March 29, 2011 it was announced that the house builder Myresjöhus had purchased the naming rights to the stadium for an undisclosed amount. Myresjöhus Arena is a dedicated football stadium with a capacity of 12,000 (10,000 seated), with the entire audience under roof. The stadium conforms to UEFA category 3 for international games as well as Svenska Fotbollförbundets upcoming demands for stadiums in Allsvenskan. The official groundbreaking took place on March 31, 2011 and was led by Lars-Åke Lagrell, chairman of Svenska Fotbollförbundet. The first competitive football match at the stadium was played on 3 September 2012 between Småland rivals Östers IF and IFK Värnamo.
Structure and facilities
Facts and figures in short:
- Seated audience: 10 000
- Standing audience: 2 000
- Gates: 4
- Boxes: 16
- Restaurants: 2
- Pubs: 2
- Toilets: 144
- 20 places for wheelchairs with adjacent seating for personal assistants
- Playing area 105x68, field area 120x80
UEFA Women's Euro 2013
The stadium hosted three first round games and one quarter-final at UEFA Women's Euro 2013. During the finals it was known as the 'Växjö Arena' for sponsorship reasons.
The following matches were played at the stadium during the UEFA Women's Euro 2013:
|Date||Time (CEST)||Team #1||Result||Team #2||Round||Spectators|
|11 July 2013||Germany||Netherlands||8,861|
|14 July 2013||Iceland||Germany||4,620|
|17 July 2013||Netherlands||Iceland||3,406|
|21 July 2013||Italy||Germany||9,265|
International football matches
|Date||Team #1||Result||Team #2||Competition|
|23 October 2012||Sweden||Switzerland||Women's friendly|
|6 April 2013||Sweden||Iceland||Women's friendly|
|6 June 2013||Sweden||Switzerland||Under-21 friendly|
|8 May 2014||Sweden||Northern Ireland||Women's world cup qualification|
- Winner of Växjö Municipality building price 2013.
- Stadium of the year (2012) nominee at StadiumDB.com.
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Myresjöhus Arena.|
- Official website
- Myresjöhus Arena at the official website of Östers IF
- 360 degree view of the stadium at the official website of Östers IF
- Arenastaden i Växjö Archived 2011-01-29 at the Wayback Machine
- Myresjöhus blir namnsponsor till Östers nya fotbollsarena Archived 2011-08-10 at the Wayback Machine
- Myresjöhus Arena blir namnet på nya arenan i Växjö
- Första spadtaget för Östers nya arena Archived 2011-04-06 at the Wayback Machine
- Fotbollsarena Archived 2011-09-27 at the Wayback Machine
- Växjö kommuns byggnadspris
- Stadium of the Year Nominee: Myresjöhus Arena