Vejlby-Risskov Idrætscenter

Vejlby-Risskov Idrætscenter ("Vejlby-Risskov Sports Centre") is a sports complex located in Aarhus, Denmark. It is the largest of its kind in East Jutland.[1] The complex is situated in the district of Vejlby-Risskov in the northern part of Aarhus. Its central parts consist of Vejlby Stadium, home ground of association football club VSK Aarhus, and Vejlby-Risskov Hallen, the home of basketball team Bakken Bears.

Facilities

Vejlby-Risskov Idrætscenter, here the headquarters of the sports school of Idrætshøjskolen Århus.

Vejlby-Risskov Idrætscenter has its headquarters in a modernist low red brick building complex, inaugurated in 1969 and designed by architectural firm Friis & Moltke. The buildings comprise a folk high school of sports (Idrætshøjskolen Århus), four indoor sports halls – including the sports and events arena of Vejlby-Risskov Hallen – an indoor swimming pool and administrative offices.[2] Several sports clubs also have their headquarters at the grounds of the sports complex, but at different locations. The buildings are surrounded by a total of 10 association football pitches, several outdoor tennis courts and a stadium with a capacity of 5,000 spectators.[3] The complex covers an area of 1.5 km2 (150 hectares).[1]

The complex is home to multiple sports teams from Aarhus, including VSK Aarhus; and its parent clubs IK Skovbakken and Vejlby IK, Bakken Bears, the disbanded handball team SK Aarhus, among others.

Sports venues

References

  1. ^ a b "Vejlby Risskov Idrætscenter" (in Danish). Skovbakken Ungdom sports club. Retrieved 7 March 2015.
  2. ^ "Idrætshøjskolen Århus". Retrieved 7 March 2015. Official homepage of the school
  3. ^ "Vejlby Stadion". stadions.dk (in Danish). Retrieved 7 March 2015.

External links

  • Vejlby-Risskov sports complex Sport Aarhus Events (Aarhus Municipality)
  • Vejlby-Risskov Hallen Official page (in Danish)
  • Idrætshøjskolen Århus Official page

Coordinates: 56°11′33″N 10°12′37″E / 56.1924°N 10.2103°E / 56.1924; 10.2103

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