Skagerak Arena or Odd Stadion as it is formerly known as is a purpose-built football stadium located within the Telemark County city and Municipality of Skien. Often referred to as “Falkum” after the area it is situated within, the 13,500 capacity ground is home to Tippeligaen side Odds BK.
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Odd Stadium Guide
|Address:||Fridtjof Nansens gate 19C, Skien, 3722|
Skagerak Arena History
Written history to be added in due course.
Skagerak Arena Seating Plan
Skagerak Arena Away Section
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Odd Club Shop
Since Autumn 2014 Odd BK have been running a fan store in the city centre which supplements their official online store.
- Tuesday: 10.00 am – 3.00 pm
- Wednesday: 10.00 am – 3.00 pm
- Thursday: 12.00 pm – 6.00 pm
- Saturday: 10.00 am – 2.00 pm
For more information regarding the fan shop and to find out its full address please visit the official facebook page.
Can you take a stadium Tour?
It doesn’t appear as if any tours are available of the facilities at Skagerak Arena.
How to buy Odd Tickets
Tickets to see Odds BK can be obtained online and them printed out at home, from the club shop in the Skien city centre, or from the various ticket booths around the ground which specifically open on matchdays.
- Behind the goals: 125 kr.
- Main Stand: 275 kr
Be advised that you can save as much as 25 kr per ticket by booking tickets online rather than purchasing them on the day of the match.
How to get to Skagerak Arena
Where is Skagerak Arena?
Skagerak Arena is located approximately 1.2 km north-west of Skien’s city centre which overlooks the Hjellevannet body of water.
The stadium’s address for satnav is as follows:
- Fridtjof Nansens gate 19C, 3722 Skien, Norway
There is a decent sized car park just north-west of Skagerak Arena behind the main stand, as well as a smaller car park to the east.
Train - Public Transport
The city is served by two stations: Skien Gamle which is in the downtown area and Skien Nye which is is one stop along northwards. Both are well under 2.0 km away from Odd’s football ground so it really makes no odds which one you travel to.
Airports and Flying
Skien Airport approximately 6 km south-west of the city is undoubtedly the closest airport however it only really serves domestic flights to Bergen. Therefore Sandefjord Airport 60 km or so away is the closest International Airport.
Hotels Near Skagerak Arena
Of all the hotels in the city centre Dag Bondeheim AS is easily the best value for money, as the other options such as Thon Hotel and Clarion Collection Hotel Bryggeparken are all four stars and at least 40% more expensive.
Frequently Asked Questions
Who plays at Skagerak Arena?
Norwegian side Odd play their home matches at Skagerak Arena.
What is the capacity of Skagerak Arena?
As of 2021 Skagerak Arena has an official seating capacity of 13,500 for Football matches.
When was Skagerak Arena opened?
Skagerak Arena officially opened in 1923 and is home to Odd
What is the postcode for Skagerak Arena?
The postcode for Skagerak Arena is 3722.
Are there any Covid restrictions at the stadium?
Covid Restrictions may be in place when you visit Skagerak Arena in 2021. Please visit the official website of Odd for full information on changes due to the Coronavirus.