In 2009, we opened our brand new stadium, Stadion. It is a modern UEFA Category 4 rated stadium with three two-tiered all-seater stands and one standing terrace that is converted to seats for international matches. It has a capacity of 24,000 during domestic matches and 21,000 during international matches. For international matches, the away team receives an allocation of 1,050 seats, including VIP seats, according to UEFA standards.
Stadion was inaugurated on April 13th, 2009, against Örgryte IS in front of 23,347 spectators. Later the same year, Stadion hosted the final of the UEFA Under 21 Championship.
Summary of security regulations
• All spectators must accept to be searched on entry to the stadium. Anyone who refuses to be searched will be denied entrance.
• It is not allowed to bring into the stadium:
- food and drink,
- alcohol or drugs,
- weapons or other sharp or dangerous items, e.g. laser pointers,
- pyrotechnics or flammable liquids,
- vuvuzelas (lepatas).
• it is not allowed collaborate with another person’s use of pyrotechnics by assisting in the preparation of use of pyrotechnics by hiding or handling such goods or hiding the preparation of use of pyrotechnics by e.g. flags, clothes, tifo or otherwise.
• Persons under the influence of alcohol or drugs are not allowed entrance to the stadium.
• Persons wearing or carrying clothes or a flag or a banner or another item with text or a symbol that is derogatory towards a group of people with reference to gender, colour, national or ethnic origin, language, faith or religion, disability, sexual orientation, age or other matter that pertains to an individual as a person are not allowed entrance to the stadium.
• Persons that expresses threats towards another person or group of people of behave in a threatening manner are not allowed entrance to the stadium.
• Persons that carry clothes or a flag or a banner or another item with political messages are not allowed entrance to the stadium.
• Persons that mask or cover their face in such a way that prevents identification of the person and who can be expected to constitute a security threat are not allowed in to the stadium.
• It is not permitted to throw items into the field of play or into the area between the stand and the field of play. Neither is it permitted to throw items within the stand or into another stand.
• Spectators are not allowed on the field of play or in the area between the stand and the field of play.
• Smoking is not allowed anywhere in the stadium.
• Recording and transmission of sound and moving images are only allowed with the expressed permission of the club. The same applies to continuous reporting in text on the internet of other media. The same applies to reporting the result of the game in a ny form for a commercial purpose.
• CCTV (surveillance cameras) is installed in the stadium and will be used to identify persons in breach of the regulations.
• If the club is fined or incur any other cost in connection with a game due to a spectator’s breach of the security regulations, the spectator is liable to pay to the club an amount corresponding to the fine or costs incurred.
• Persons who are in breach of these regulations will be ejected from the stadium. They risk being banned from all Swedish football stadiums and being reported to the general prosecutor according to the Swedish law on ”tillträdesförbud vid idrottsevenemang” (prevention of access to sports events). When the breach of regulations is a violation of Swedish law, persons also risk facing general criminal proceedings.