Alfheim Stadion, Tromsø, Norway
Alfheim Stadion is a football stadium located in Tromsø, Norway and home of Norwegian Premier League side Tromsø IL. The stadium has a seating capacity of 6,859 and artificial turf. It is the northern-most stadium to have been used in European football.
In 2006 a playing surface made of synthetic turf with under-soil heating was installed as the condition of the pitch, especially during the winter months, received considerable criticism from sports pundits and visiting managers. The climatic conditions in Tromsø along with the wear and tear from football matches and practicing sessions, caused the grass to disappear and reduced the pitch to a muddy field. Funding for the artificial turf came from contributions to the club from several businesses in Tromsø, including 7.5 million NOK from an anonymous donor.