With the football season over prematurely due to the Coronavirus Pandemic I’m in the unusual position of actually having this blog up to date! So to keep the content coming, and for something to do, I’ll do some old grounds and games where there’s a story to tell.
Saturday 18th June 2011 ko 16.00
HAMMARBY IF 1 (Ayranci 11)
IFK VÄRNAMO 0
Att 7,478 at Söderstadion, Stockholm
1 Swedish Krona is roughly 85p
The standing joke here was that this was the highest attendance ever to attend as hop game, as this was the 3rd game of a day that had started with my flag waving exploits at Åkersberga. The attendance was of course exceeded when the 2019 Swedish Hop visited Denmark’s (!) Parken Stadium which proves nothing else than any hop organiser should measure their success on how many extra people the event attracts, rather than on the absolute attendance figure.
And for the record Swedish Hop organiser Kim Hedwall saw it the same way- albeit with a twinkle in his eye!