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This stadium is no Tolkien fantasy, it’s real

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An amateur stadium in Henningsvær, part of the Lofoten Islands off the north of Norway, probably belongs in your next fantasy novel.

Yes, this is real. Yes, it is amazing. No, it is not for professionals. It’s “just” a funky location for the residents of nearby islands to play their most popular sport. But it’s something out of Tolkien, if Middle Earth played sports.

The Mirror called it the “world’s most awesome stadium.”

It makes the Fred Brown dream of a floating Sonics Arena seem quaint. It also has me fantasizing about so many more communities in our area that can find a way to fit a soccer field in between the waters and mountains of our beloved land.