Located just north of the picturesque Bergen metropole, Norway’s new Åsane Arena boasts an L-Acoustics A Series sound system for the outdoor football stadium and the main indoor stadium, both intended to host national and international events.
Three years in the making, the venue caters to both the local community and national and international competitions. The state-of-the-art facilities offer an array of sporting disciplines, including a new and improved home for Norway’s First Division football team, Åsane FC.
"The design concept for Åsane Arena was to establish a top-quality sports complex with a broad offering and multiple facilities all under one roof,” explained Roald Bruun-Hanssen, managing director at Åsane Arena.
“Alongside soccer and handball, users can practise a wealth of alternative sports. To attract a diverse clientele among local users and youth clubs as well as top athletes and international teams, it was essential to provide professional-grade audio and visual systems.”
The centrepiece of the 32,000 sq-m complex is the 3,700-capacity outdoor football stadium which is flood-lit and boasts under-soil heating to enable year-round play.
In addition to the stadium, a 2,200-capacity indoor arena includes three handball pitches, a gymnastics arena, a climbing hall, an ice-hockey stadium, a curling arena, squash courts, dance studios, a martial arts arena and a volleyball hall.