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Estádio do Westra
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Aerial view of Estádio do Westra
Full name Estádio do Westra
Location Sandnes,  Norge
Built 2011 (Season 47)
Opened 10.12.2011
Renovated Season: 49
Owner Atlético Westra
Operator Atlético Westra
Surface Grass
Architect PLANK Arkitekter
Capasity 85,000
Record attendance 68 951 (Atlético Westra - Dance of Death, 28.01.12)

Estádio do Westra is a football stadium located in the Sandnes, Norway. It is the home ground of Atlético Westra Football Club, commonly known as Atlético Westra. The capacity is 85,000making it the largest ground in their current league, V.250. The stadium was built in season 47, but the fans were against building a new stadium. The clubs old stadium, Gasskammeret, were in good shape and the fans thougth it would be better to renew it rather then build a new stadium. Estádio do Westra has a record attendance of 73,633 against the former top level team Big Time Loosers in the cup.

History

The stadium was opened 10.12.2011 against Pedros United. A game where Atlético Westra won 4-1. Viktor Lannerhall from Pedros United scored the first goal on the new stadium. Because of demonstrations from the fans the attendance of the game were only 58272 of 70,000.

The stadium went trough a unexpected renewal as the capasity were increased from 70,000 to 85,000. The board explained it with that the club had enough money in the bank, and there were no other expenses.

The Stands

West Stand

West Stand

The West Stand is a all-seated stand and the largest stand of the stadium with a capasity of 29 400. 3000 of the spots in V.I.P boxes is located at this stand. This stand is an all-season ticket stand. The Stand consist of 11 400 basic seats, 15 000 seats under roof and 3000 spots in V.I.P.

East Stand

East Stand

The East Stand is the second largest stand with it's capasity of 23 600. The remaining 1000 spots in V.I.P boxes is located on the top of the upper stand. The upper stand has a capasity of 11 000. The lower stand is just terraces. And the capasaty of the lower stand is 12 600. This is where Les Lions previously was located before they moved to the Midas ter Avest Stand. The upper stand consist of 10 000 basic seats and 1000 spots in V.I.P.

Midas ter Avest Stand

Midas ter Avest Stand

The Midas ter Avest Stand is a stand with only terraces and is where Atlético Westra's really hard supporters Les Lions is located. It has a capasity of 16 000. The stand has it's name from Westra's number one goalscorer of all time. He played 153 matches for the club and scored 153 goals.

There is a saying in the club that goes like this. There is many heroes in the club, but there is just on true king. Midas "ter king" Avest.

Jonas Mentzoni Stand

Jonas Mentzoni Stand

The Jonas Mentzoni Stand has the same capasity as The Midas ter Avest Stand. But consist of 9 400 terraces and 6 600 basic seats. The so called Atlético Ultras is located at this stand.