Råsunda Stadium

Råsunda Stadium

Often known as Råsunda, Råsunda Stadium was the Swedish national stadium. The venue opened in 1937, in the Råsunda district of Stockholm, hence its name. As well as hosting the majority of Swedish international matches it was used for other events such as the 1912 Summer Olympics, 1958 World Cup, 1995 Women's World Cup and concerts including the Queen's Magic tour. Sadly the Råsunda closed in 2012, being replaced by the Friends Arena - Swedbank.

Råsunda Stadium hosted eight matches in FIFA World Cup 1958. Five of the fixtures were Group 3 first round ties, involving Sweden, Mexico, Wales and Hungary. Other games were a quarter final, the semi-final between Brazil and France and the World Cup Final between Brazil and Sweden.


Location: Stockholm

Capacity: 52,400

Construction: Opened 1932, Renovated 1958, 1985, Closed 2012, Demolished 2013

Matches: Sweden 3 : 0 Mexico (June 8), Mexico 1 : 1 Wales (June 11), Sweden 2 : 1 Hungary (June 12), Sweden 0 : 0 Wales (June 15), Group 3 play-off - Wales 2 : 1 Hungary (June 17), quarter-final - Sweden 2 : 0 Soviet Union (June 19), semi-final - Brazil 5 : 2 France (June 24) and the final - Brazil 5 : 2 Sweden (June 29)


World Cup 1958 Venues : Rasunda Stadium, Ullevi Stadium, Malmo Stadion, Olympia, Tunavallen, Idrottsparken, Jernvallen, Rimnersvallen, Ryavallen, Orjans Vall, Eyravallen and Arosvallen.