The Marienlyst Stadion has been home to Strømsgodset games since 1967.
Godset play their home games at the 8,935-capacity Marienlyst Stadion, although locals are more likely to call it Gamle Gress. The stadium has also been used to host several Norway U-21 international matches. The pitch area is 106 x 68 metres and consists of artificial turf, which was introduced in 2008.
The stadium has been improved several times over the years, most recently with the construction of a new stand behind one of the goals. This stand houses the noisiest home fans and consists of safe standing. Because of this, the 8,935-capacity of the Marienlyst is cut to around 8,000 when European or international games are played here.
How to get here
Drammen is easy to reach from the country’s capital Oslo, which makes attending a Strømsgodset game relatively straightforward for international visitors. Drammen’s train station is even linked to Oslo Airport with the direct, albeit expensive, airport express train. The stadium is located south of the river, city centre and the train station, but is within easy walking distance of all. Facilities in the surrounding area include the Drammenshallen indoor sports centre, the Drammensbadet swimming centre, a shopping mall and bowling alley.
Where to stay
Due to the stadium’s proximity to the city’s train station, it’s usually possible to get back to Oslo in good time after a Godset game, meaning staying in a Drammen hotel is not essential. For those supporters who want to stay in Drammen, the Globus, Scandic Ambassador and Clarion Collection Tollboden are the closest hotels to the stadium.