Parken Stadium (FC Copenhagen)
Address: Per Henrik Lings Allé 2, DK-2100 Østerbro, Copenhagen, Denmark
Pitch Size: 105 x 68 m (114.8 x 74.3 yds)
Club Nickname: Byens Hold (The Team of the City); The Lions
Year Ground Opened: 9 September 1992
Shirt Sponsors: Unibet
The Parken Stadium is home to Danish club FC Copenhagen and the Danish national football team.
What is the capacity of the Parken Stadium?
The capacity for the stadium for football matches is 36,065, although this can be extended for music concerts that are held at the venue regularly.
The stadium itself has a retractable roof, and has four stands: The A Stand, B Stand, Family Stand and Carlsberg Stand.
The Carlsberg Stand is the largest of the four and can hold up to 13,300 fans. The A Stand is next, with a capacity of 12,100. The B Stand has a capacity of 8,800, while the Family Stand is the smallest, only able to seat 3,900 fans.
FC Copenhagen do not offer regular stadium tours in autumn. Schools and workplaces can arrange private tours with up to 40 participants.
The Urban House Copenhagen is an ideal place to stay if you are looking for a low budget hotel while visiting the Parken Stadium.
Located in the Vesterbro district and only 200 metres away from the centre, it gives you access to explore the city also and at a reasonable price.
The Copenhagen Strand Hotel is another low budget accommodation recommended for visitors of the Danish capital. Located near the city centre, it is another place that is accessible for football fans to get to the Parken Stadium with ease.
Sleep in Heaven is a brilliant name for a hostel. It has access to its own bar and beer garden while only being a ten-minute walk away from the metro station, making it nice and accessible to the Parken Stadium.
Where to eat near the Parken Stadium
If you are looking to dine in style, and don’t want to miss the match, or do not want to travel far, well, the Parken Stadium actually has it’s own three-star Michelin restaurant.
Geranium, as it is named, is located on the eighth floor of the stadium and boasts the accolade of being named in The World’s Top 50 Best restaurants back in 2022.
But if you want to explore the city and move away from the stadium then there are plenty of choices to be had. We recommend you try Humann’s Vinstue, a restaurant that is located in the centre of Copenhagen. It is vegetarian friendly and has a menu that includes Danish foods and specialties.
Where to drink around the Parken Stadium
There are plenty of bars and nightclubs that visiting fans can enjoy a pint in while visiting Copenhagen, although it is a little bit more expensive here than in places in the UK and elswhere in Europe.
A pint of Carlsberg, the local beer, can range from $6.78-$9.90 in places.
But if you are really into your beer, you can do a tour of the Carlsberg Brewery, with each person getting two beers thrown in for good measure.
FC Copenhagen home tickets
Tickets for home fans can be purchased online, via the FC Copenhagen website.
It is advised to buy tickets as soon as they are available to avoid missing out.
FC Copenhagen away tickets
You can buy tickets for the away team’s fan section at billet.fck.dk or in the Park’s information and customer service office on the corner of Øster Alle and Per Henrik Lings Alle.
However, sometimes away team tickets are only sold through your own club, including for all UEFA Champions League games.
How to get to the Parken Stadium by car
The Parken Stadium is easily accessible via several means of transport. Located in the north of Copenhagen on Øster Allé, just above Trianglen, the stadium is next to one of the city’s biggest parts, the Fælledparken.
Fans can drive to Parken stadium but parking is limited.
How to get to the Parken Stadium by public transport
On public transport, the best route to the Parken Stadium is taking the M3 Metro, opened in 2019. You can get off at any of three Metro stations, all which are a short walk from the ground: Trianglen, Poul Henningsens Plads and Vibenhus Runddel.
If fans are travelling straight from the airport, you can take the S-train to Copenhagen’s main station and take the M3 Metro from there. Or you can take the Metro to Kongens Nytorv and switch to the M3 line there.
Cycling is another option, with safe cycle paths on nearly every Copenhagen street. Cycling from the city centre to Parken will take just 12 minutes.
As for walking, fans can reach Parken Stadium in 40 minutes from the city centre and 20 minutes if you’re already in the north of the city.
The lower B stand has approximately 40 special places for wheelchair users with associated ramps/lifts.
The stadium itself is wheelchair accessible and has lifts through the venue to accommodate.
The club advises any fan that may have special requests to contact the stadium before visiting so the appropriate facilities are in place.
There are disabled parking spaces in front of the B stand, where you must use a disabled parking card.
Average attendance: 14,523.
Highest attendance: 42,083, Denmark v Sweden, 2007.
- In 2015, over 300 video screens were installed around the stadium, giving fans and spectators an additional visual stadium experience.
- Over 300 concerts and events have taken place at the Parken Stadium since 1992.
- The stadium hosted the Cup Winners Cup Final in 1994, where English club Arsenal beat Italian club Parma, 1-0.
- It was also the host of the 2000 UEFA Cup final, which was played between Turkish side Galatasaray and Arsenal. The Turkish side won 4-1 on penalties.