Ground: Tingbjerg Idrætspark
Location: Brønshøj, Copenhagen, Denmark
My twenty-fourth new ground of 2018 was on Saturday 29th September at Tingbjerg Idrætspark in Brønshøj, Copenhagen, Denmark. The match was Brønshøj vs. Skovshoved in the Danish 2. Division.
Tingbjerg Idrætspark is part of a sports complex nestled in a triangle of land with roads to the south and east and a housing estate to the west. The sports complex has an artificial pitch to the west of the ground with numerous additional pitches and mini pitches to the east and north with Copenhagen Cricket Club beyond this. The ground is around 1.5 miles north-east of Husum railway station which is part of the C-Line and H-Line on the Copenhagen S-Train network. Tingbjerg Idrætspark has been home to the club since 1977 when they moved from their Rådvadsvej home where they had played for the previous 40 years.
The west side of the ground is dominated by an all-seater stand which was opened in June 2003. This stand has 491 seats in the main spectator area with two equal seating sections split by a gap in the middle allowing a walkway to the interior of the stand. This middle area also has an announcer box above the walkway. The southern half is taken up by the more vocal fans who also engage in a lot of flag waving. At the back of this half there is a standing area along the back row of the stand. The northern half has a boardroom at the back and an additional row of seating in between this and the main seating deck. This pushes the seating capacity over the 500 mark and with the additional standing area and the back of the southern half gives the stand an overall limit of 600 spectators. To the north of the stand is a large open-air bar with numerous standing tables which plenty of fans were using to enjoy the game while drinking a beer. This area also houses a control room and a club shop before you reach the ground entrance in the north-west corner.
The eastern side of the ground is uncovered concrete standing though there is a raised platform for the middle half of this side. By the halfway line there is a camera gantry which the club use to upload match highlights during the game. At ground level the two dugouts are either side of this. The northern end is a fair way back from the goal and is entirely uncovered with a flat concrete area behind the pitch and grass behind this. This end sees the players enter the field via an adjacent building outside the ground perimeter. In the north-east corner there is an additional food and drink shack. In recent years the southern end had a five level wooden terrace behind the goal but this has since been removed leaving this end as the sparsest section of Tingbjerg Idrætspark. There is no hard standing facilities with just grass underfoot to view the game from.
Result: Brønshøj 6-0 Skovshoved
Division: Danish 2. Division