Telia Park Telia Park (or popularly, the park, formerly known as the Copenhagen Sports Park or just the Sports Park) is Denmark’s largest football stadium located on Per Henrik Lings Allé 2 on Østerbro in Copenhagen. Telia Park serves as Denmark’s national stadium for the Danish A-national team in football and home for the football club F.C. Copenhagen. As a result of a sponsorship agreement with TeliaSonera, the official name of Telia Parken changed in July 2014. The agreement is valid for seven years. Telia Park is owned by the listed PARKEN Sport & Entertainment A / S, which stands for leasing Telia Park for both football matches and events in the entertainment industry including concerts.
History The Copenhagen Sports Park was opened on May 25, 1911, with a football match between a combined team from B.93 and KB against the English team Sheffield Wednesday F.C., won by the numbers 3-2. Later in the year, a record of 11.233 spectators was set for a football match in Denmark, when a selected Copenhagen team met the Scottish championship Rangers F.C. from Glasgow. This spectator’s record lasted only three years, until Denmark met England on 5 June 1914 and won 3-0 in front of 18,500 spectators in Idrætsparken. THE PARK On November 15, 1990, a total renovation of the old national stadium began. The renovation cost 640 million kroner. The architect behind was Gert Andersson. The renovated stadium was consecrated on September 1, 1992 under the new name Parken (officially spelled “PARKEN”). During the two-year conversion, the Park Denmark’s second largest building site was only exceeded by the Great Belt Bridge. The park now has a total of 38,009 seats and consists of a football pitch (grass) measuring 105 x 68 meters with a lighting system of 1400 lux. The park was bought in June 1998 by the football club F.C. Copenhagen for 138 million kroner in the money of that time. F.C. Copenhagen subsequently decided to cover the Park in connection with the international Melodi Grand Prix in May 2001. In recent years, a number of important football matches have been held in the Park. The most well-known has been the final of the UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup between Arsenal F.C. and Parma A.C. in the 1994 season and the final of the UEFA Cup between Arsenal F.C. and Galatasaray SK in the 2000 season. In addition, several concerts with artists such as AC / DC, Bruce Springsteen, Coldplay, The Rolling Stones, Celine Dion, Depeche Mode, U2, Muse, George Michael, Slipknot, Metallica, Michael Jackson, Robbie Williams, The Black Eyed Peas , Pet Shop Boys, DJ Tiësto, Justin Timberlake, 50 Cent, Pharrell Williams, Madonna, Britney Spears, Justin Bieber, Pink Floyd, One Direction, Lady Gaga, Justin Timberlake and Take That. On December 5, 2007, after the match between FC Copenhagen and Atlético Madrid, the demolition of the old Betontribune (D-stand) completed in 1955. The tribunal was formerly longside in the old Copenhagen Sports Park. It was replaced in 2009 by a modern VIP stand with approx. 4,000 seats, which reduced the Park’s viewing capacity to football matches to 38,065 seats.  The new tribune consists of a permanent tribunal and a telescope tribune that can be “packed together” in connection with concerts and the like.
DBU’s national team tournament According to DBU’s laws, the final of the DBU’s national team tournament for men must not be played at one particular football stadium. In February 2003, DBU’s Board of Representatives decided that DBU is free in its choice of stadium so that DBU will provide a better negotiating position in terms of economy at the final event towards Park owners. With the exception of the finals in 1991 and 1992, where the finals were played in the province according to the Odense Stadium and the Aarhus Stadium, the finals have always been played in the Copenhagen Sports Park (until 1990), the PARKEN (since 1993) and now Telia Parken.
Statistics • Referee record (national team) of 42,099 spectators obtained in the World Cup qualifying match Denmark – Greece on 8 October 2005. • Attendee record (club team) of 41,044  spectators obtained at the final of the DBU Country Cup tournament between FC Copenhagen and Brøndby IF on 21 May 1998. • Spectator record (concert) approx. 55,000 spectators obtained at the Justin Timberlake concert on June 23, 2007 Recordings for football matches can not be improved with Telia Park’s current capacity of 38,009 spectators. The spectator record in the Copenhagen Sports Park for a national match is 52,486 and was set in 1961 between Denmark and Sweden (1-2). [Source is missing] For club teams, the record is 43,300. It was set in 1964 for a match between KB and B 1909 – the match for the Danish championship. [Source is missing] B 1909 won 0-1.