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Manchester United fans in Copenhagen: Essential guide to Parken Stadium

After late drama at Old Trafford in the opening bout of this UEFA Champions League double-header, Manchester United and FC Copenhagen face off for a second time a fortnight on, this time at the Parken Stadium.

Manchester United fans in Copenhagen are travelling to Denmark in a foul mood after risible recent form to begin the 2023/24 campaign. Fortunately, it's a fine place to be distracted from on-pitch matters, with fantastic food, drink, sights and people. This is the Reds' second continental trip of the season after a 4-3 away defeat at Bayern Munich in September.

How many Manchester United fans in Copenhagen?

There will be at least 2,250 Manchester United fans in Copenhagen. Supporters hoped for a larger allocation than that at the Parken Stadium and were left surprised when the away section was limited to that figure.

That means many Reds will travel without a ticket, meaning as many as 2,500 or 3,000 United fans could be in Copenhagen for this game. And that's before we add the local United-supporting community, which is enormous in the Danish capital.

There are more than 40,000 members of the Man Utd Scandinavian Supporters' Club, many of whom live in Copenhagen, so there'll be a serious buzz around this trip despite recent poor results.

Where do the Manchester United fans stand in Parken Stadium?

For the 2023/24 Champions League, all three Group A games will see away fans situated in the D Stand. United fans will be in blocks D1 and D2.

Essential fans’ matchday guide for FC Copenhagen vs Manchester United

Parken Stadium - FC Copenhagen Stadium - Denmark stadium - Football Ground Guide 1 View from FC Copenhagen away section and FC Copenhagen away end | Manchester United fans in Copenhagen
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Where to eat & drink for Manchester United fans in Copenhagen

Don't expect many cheap beers. Most pints in Copenhagen will cost around £7, and sometimes more.

However, some of the beer is excellent and you can find some cheaper pints in different types of bars.

War Pigs Bar is a top recommendation and is in a vibrant area with other great bars around it. Bar42 can be a little cheaper. Proud Mary Pub is a large venue and open late.

For United fans specifically, Den Glade Gris (also known as the Happy Pig) is the home to United fans in Copenhagen and the Scandinavian Supporters' Club are hosting a two-day fan event there around the fixture.

On Tuesday, events begin at 12pm with a live podcast recording from 6:30pm-8pm and doors open again at 12pm on Wednesday with MUTV and Danish television in attendance to chat to Reds. There'll be a free bar between 1pm and 2pm with Carlsberg on tap. Carlsberg and Tuborg pints will cost only 30 kroner at Den Glade Gris, the equivalent of just £3.

Manchester United fans in Copenhagen travel in a foul after poor results. A lot has changed since their Carabao Cup win at Wembley in February, which they celebrate in this picture.
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Ticket collection info for Manchester United fans in Copenhagen

Ticket collections will operate from 8am (local time) until kick-off on matchday at Scandic Spectrum Hotel. The registered ticket owner must collect with a valid passport or ID.

Address: Kalvebod Brygge 10, 1560 Copenhagen

The ticket collection point will be located in a ground floor conference room. Entrance is via a side door on Mirthellsgade. Exit is on to Kalvebod Brygge. This is less than one mile from the Central Station.

How to get to Parken Stadiun: Guide for Manchester United fans in Copenhagen

The Parken Stadium is certainly easily accessible. Located in north Copenhagen on Øster Allé, just above Trianglen, the stadium is next to the Fælledparken, one of the city's biggest parks.

The best route to the Parken Stadium is taking the M3 Metro, opened in 2019. Disembark at any of three Metro stations, all which are a short walk from the ground: Trianglen, Vibenhus Runddel and Poul Henningsens Plads.

If any supporters are travelling straight from the airport, they can take the S-train to Copenhagen's main station and, from there, take the M3 Metro. Or you can take the Metro to Kongens Nytorv and switch to the M3 line there.

Fans could drive to Parken Stadium but parking is limited. Cycling is an alternative, with safe cycle paths on almost all Copenhagen streets. 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.

Harry Robinson

A freelance writer and broadcaster, Harry has worked for or featured in/on Manchester United, FourFourTwo, The Independent, The Manchester Mill, UEFA, United We Stand and many others. He's the author of The Men Who Made Manchester United and hosts the Manchester United Weekly Podcast and United Through Time. A Stretford End season ticket holder, Harry travels around Europe to watch his team.

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