The official website for European football

Haapsalu Stadium, Haapsalu

Published: Sunday 1 January 2012, 17.41CET
Haapsalu Stadium, Haapsalu
The Haapsalu Stadium is primarily a track and field venue ©EJL
Published: Sunday 1 January 2012, 17.41CET

Haapsalu Stadium, Haapsalu

Capacity: 869 (300 covered, 569 uncovered)
Opened: 2008

• A track and field stadium, the Haapsalu Stadium will be the venue for three group matches.

• The stadium, which is next to the Haapsalu Water Centre, is home to fourth division club Läänemaa JK and underwent extensive renovations ahead of the finals with its changing rooms, showers and massage rooms all improved.

• Haapsalu is a seaside resort on the west coast of Estonia and the administative capital of Lääne county.

• "Haapsalu was granted city rights in 1279, yet it is a youthful place," said Urmas Sukles, the city's mayor. "The ruins of its Episcopal castle, the wooden houses and narrow streets of its old town and the promenade with its beautiful Kuursaal (assembly hall) attract thousands of people from all over the world. The streets and houses have changed little since the early 20th century, and almost all lead you back to the sea. Haapsalu has even been called 'The Venice of the North' for its abundance of water and is also renowned for the curative properties of its sea mud. Our spas are excellent destinations for those suffering from sports-related injuries too."

Last updated: 25/06/12 19.03CET

http://www.uefa.com/under19/news/newsid=1801279.html#haapsalu+stadium