Tampere’s stadium

Stadion of Tampere

This picture was taken by nordstube2000, and arrived here via the Finnish football pool on flickr
Ratina is the biggest stadium in Veikkausliiga, holding 16,500 people when it’s packed to the rafters. Unfortunately, there are no rafters in most of the stadium as it is completely open to the elements, which isn’t ideal for those big games in autumn and spring. Tampere United need a new stadium and are doing their damndest to get one, but it’s a big task. There isn’t much space in Tampere and the council has a laudable sport for all ethos that doesn’t often make special allowances for professional sport. Or at least this professional sport – there is an application for a new ice hockey arena in a city centre park that will be difficult to turn down.


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  1. I have never taken any exercise except sleeping and resting.

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