• Twice the venue for Norway's national athletics championships, the multi-use Sarpsborg Stadion is better known as home of top-tier side Sarpsborg 08 FF. Under former Leeds United AFC striker Brian Deane they narrowly escaped relegation last term.
• The stadium opened in 1930, with artificial turf laid in 2009 and the newest stand completed only last year. In October, it staged Norway's 7-0 victory over Albania in FIFA Women's World Cup qualifying.
• Peter Lorimer scored the only goal when Leeds United played Sarpsborg at the venue in 1970/71 en route to victory in the last edition of the Inter-Cities Fairs Cup.
One of the ten largest cities in Norway, Sarpsborg was founded as Borg in 1016 and was the capital until Nidaros (Trondheim) took over in 1030. Built around the chemical and brewing industries, the city is home to top ice hockey and floorball teams.
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