Helsinki Olympic Stadium - Finland National Team Stadium Guide

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Last Updated: July 14, 2021

Aerial view of Helsinki Olympic Stadium

Helsinki Olympic Stadium or Helsinki Olympiastadion is the name of Finland’s National Stadium. Located within the capital city it has the largest capacity of any football ground in Finland, and is capable of seating just under 40,000 spectators.

Finland National Team Stadium Guide

Stadium Facts

Overview
Team:Finland National Team
Opened:1938
Capacity:39,784
Address: Paavo Nurmen tie 1, Helsinki, Finland, 00250

Helsinki Olympic Stadium History

Finland’s national stadium was originally constructed to host the Olympic Games of 1940, however the Summer tournament was cancelled due to the onset of World War II. Relocated from Tokyo to Helsinki, it wouldn’t be until 1952 almost twelve years later that the Finland’s Capital city would get the chance to host the Summer Olympics.

Designed by Finnish architects Yrjö Lindegren and Toivo Jäntti in the functionalist style of its time, the stadium followed the examples set by Germany’s Olympiastadion in Berlin and Italy’s Stadio Olimpico in Rome. Conflating national pride with sporting success, multi-purpose Olympic Stadiums grew in popularity in the early part of the 20th century.

Helsinky’s Olympiastadion has twice undergone major renovation work, and is set once again to be renovated after Euro 2016. Updated between 1990-1994 and a decade later in anticipation of the 2005 Athletic World Championship, the latest refurbishment will be funded by the local council and is expected to cost over 209 million euros.

Expected to take over three years to complete the stadium will close over a three year period and reopen in 2019.

The famous tower is inspired by Finnish Javelin thrower Matti Järvinen. It is built to the exact same height as throw which earned him the Gold Medal in the 1932 Summer Olympics. At an impressive height of 72.71 metres it offers unparalleled views of Helsinki.

Helsinki Stadium main entrance

View of Helsinki Olympic Stadium

Helsinki Olympic Stadium Seating Plan

Below is a seating plan of Finland National Team's Helsinki Olympic Stadium:

Seating plan for Finland's National Olympic Stadium

Stand Photos

Finland’s Olympic Stadium is a continuous bowl comprised of a four distinct sections: North, East, South and West

Click the thumbnails above to enlarge an image of each stand and to read a more detailed description of each part of the Stadium.

Matchday Experience

Helsinki Olympic Stadium Away Section

Away fans who are travelling from abroad are usually housed within the south-west corner within blocks 14 and 15 which is accessible via gate B1.

Best Pubs near ground

There are a handful of pubs located en-route to the Olympiastadion as well as plenty of places to drink within Helsinki city centre.

Finland National Team Club Shop

Olympic Tower Helsinki Stadium

Finland National Team Club Shop

There is a souvenir shop within the lobby of the Olympic Tower.

Can you take a stadium Tour?

Stadium tours aren’t available for the Olympiastadion however you can ascend the famous Olympic tower and visit the Sports Museum of Finland instead. Tickets for the tower and museum can either be booked online or purchased on the day.

Opening Hours:

  • Monday to Friday: 8.00 am – 8.00 pm
  • Saturday to Sunday: 9.00 am – 6.00 pm

How to buy Finland National Team Tickets

Tickets for international matches should be acquired through your country’s football association.

How to get to Helsinki Olympic Stadium

Where is Helsinki Olympic Stadium?

Helsinki Olympic Stadium is located in a prime location approximately 2 km from the city centre.


Driving

The stadium’s address for satnav is as follows:

  • Paavo Nurmen tie 1, 00250 Helsinki, Finland

Car Parks

There are two small car parks south of the Olympic Stadium however it doesn’t appear as if it the are available to the general public on match-days.

Train - Public Transport

Central Railway Station or Päärautatieasema in Finnish is located in a prominent urban located 2.1 km south of the national stadium.

Exterior of Helsinki railway station

Public Transport of Helsinki Olympic Stadium

Airports and Flying

Helsinki-Vantaa International Airport sits 18km north of Finland’s Capital City, and as the country’s largest airport it naturally has numerous flights around the world and Europe.

Upon landing you can catch a new train straight to Helsinki which opened in July 2014 or if you prefer, numerous shuttle bus services.

Hotels Near Helsinki Olympic Stadium

At the stadium there is Stadion Hostel which is in an unbeatable location, with the city centre naturally boasting a better range of hotels and accomodation options.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who plays at Helsinki Olympic Stadium?

Finnish side Finland National Team play their home matches at Helsinki Olympic Stadium.

What is the capacity of Helsinki Olympic Stadium?

As of 2021 Helsinki Olympic Stadium has an official seating capacity of 39,784 for Football matches.

When was Helsinki Olympic Stadium opened?

Helsinki Olympic Stadium officially opened in 1938 and is home to Finland National Team

What is the postcode for Helsinki Olympic Stadium?

The postcode for Helsinki Olympic Stadium is 00250.

Are there any Covid restrictions at the stadium?

Covid Restrictions may be in place when you visit Helsinki Olympic Stadium in 2021. Please visit the official website of Finland National Team for full information on changes due to the Coronavirus.

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