The Veikkausliiga is the highest tier of the Finnish football league structure.
The league was founded in 1990. Before that and since 1930 it was an amateur or semi-professional league.
In this article, we will have a look at the stadiums that will host this tournament.
Veikkausliiga 2023 Stadiums
The Raatti Stadium is a multi-purpose stadium in Oulu, Finland. It was opened in 1953 and holds 4,392 people. The stadium is home to AC Oulu who will participate in their 4th season in Veikkausliiga.
The Tehtaan is a 1934 opened football stadium in Valkeakoski, and the home of FC Haka. The stadium can hold 3,516 people. Haka is one of the most successful clubs in Finland, with nine Finnish championships in 65 appearances. Haka’s best performance in European competitions was in the 1983–1984 season when they reached the quarterfinals of the Cup Winners’ Cup.
The Tapiola football stadium is located in Espoo and was built in 1970. It is the home ground of FC Honka who have finished runners-up 3 times in 14 appearances in the Finnish 1st division.
The Veritas Stadion is located in the city of Turku and opened in 1952. It has a capacity of 9,372 and it is the home ground of Inter Turku. The club won the title in 2008 in 26 appearances in the competition.
The Lahti Stadium is a multi-use stadium in Lahti, Finland. The stadium holds 14,500 spectators and was built in 1981. It now hosts the home matches of FC Lahti. The club has won the title 3 times as Reipas Lahti with the last being in 1970.
The Bolt Arena is a football stadium in Helsinki. It was inaugurated in 2000 and has a capacity of 10,770 spectators. It serves as the home ground of HJK Helsinki which is considered as Finland’s most prominent club with 32 titles in 84 appearances. It is the only Finnish club that has participated in the UEFA Champions League group stage.
The Wiklöf Holding Arena is a multi-purpose stadium in Mariehamn. The stadium was built in 1932 and has a capacity of 1,635 seats, with standing places increasing the total capacity up to 4,500. It is the home ground of the 2016 champions IFK Mariehamn.
The Tampere Stadium, completed in 1965, is a multi-purpose stadium in Tampere, with a seating capacity of 16,800 people. It is the home ground of the 1983 champions Tampereen Ilves.
The Kuopio Football Stadium is a multi-use stadium in Kuopio. The stadium holds 5,000 and was built in 2005. It is currently the home stadium of Kuopion Palloseura. KuPS has won the Finnish championship six times in 66 appearances. The club holds the record for the longest period of time spent in the highest division, spanning from 1949 to 1992.
The Arto Tolsa Arena is a football stadium in Kotka. The stadium holds 4,780 people and opened in 1952 for the Olympic games. The stadium is the home ground of KTP who won the title in 1951 and 1952 in 27 appearances.
The OmaSP Stadion is a football stadium in Seinäjoki. It was built in 2016 with a capacity of 6,000 spectators. It is the home stadium of the 2015 winners SJK Seinäjoki.
The Elisa Stadion was opened in 1932 in Vaasa and has a capacity of 6,000 spectators. It is the home ground of Vaasa who have won the title two times in 58 appearances.