Facility Notes: Swedish Fans Scrounge Through Råsunda Stadium Before Demolition
Around 5,000 Swedish football fans "descended upon the Råsunda stadium in northern Stockholm on Sunday to take home souvenirs before the grounds are officially demolished." They "turned up with screwdrivers, spades and even drills to claim a part" of the stadium for themselves after doors opened to the public at 2pm. Fans took home "chairs, fences and even patches of grass to keep as a memento from the arena," which opened in '37 and was home to the Swedish national team and Stockholm's AIK (THE LOCAL, 11/26). ... The Casey family, proprietors of the Rosepenna hotel & golf resort in County Donegal, Ireland "has acquired the neighbouring 370 property that was formerly the 36-hole St. Patrick's Golf Links. The Rosapenna owners have bought the property, and are "considering options to bring it back into play." Rumors suggest that architect Tom Doak -- who has already carried out some work at Rosapenna -- "may be involved." However, Rosapenna Dir of Golf Frank Casey Jr. said that "no decision had yet been taken" (GOLF COURSE ARCHITECTURE, 11/27).