Planning a Football Trip to Norway
Planning a football trip to Norway, read our guide to watching football in Norway, when games are played and a full list of fixtures
Norwegian Eliteserien Kick Off Times
The Norwegian Football season takes place between April and November each year.
TV fixtures are usually announced a month in advance
Rounds played during the weekends are broken up into one game on Fridays, two games on Saturdays and five games on Sundays. Games can take place at a number of different times usually a mixture of Saturday at 2pm, Sunday at 2.30pm, 5.00pm or 7.00pm and Monday at 7pm.
Midweek games are played at 6.00pm on Wednesday and Thursday
For the final two rounds, all games start simultaneously so that no club may gain an unfair advantage by knowing the results of other games in advance of kicking off their own.
Useful Websites for Fixture Information
Fixture List: http://www.eliteserien.no/terminliste
Links to Individual Clubs: http://www.eliteserien.no/klubbene
BBC Fixture List: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/european/fixtures
Eliteserien 2017 Season
The 2017 Eliteserien is the 73rd season of top-tier football in Norway.
As of the 2017 season there are 16 clubs in the Eliteserien, eight of which are located in Eastern Norway, while seven clubs are from Western Norway, and one is from north of the Arctic Circle. Kristiansund will make their debut this season.
During the course of a season, each club plays the others twice, home and away, for a total of 30 games for each club, and a total of 240 games in a season.
The 16 May round, which is played the day before Norway’s Constitution Day, 17 May, is one of the most anticipated rounds of the season. It is often referred to as the “national day of football” and since it precedes a national holiday, games usually see higher attendance than other rounds.
Teams receive three points for a win and one point for a draw. No points are awarded for a loss. Teams are ranked by total points, then goal difference, goals scored, and then head to head records used to separate teams on equal points. At the end of each season, the club with the most points is crowned “League Winner”. The title of “Champions” is reserved for the Cup Winners. The two lowest placed teams are automatically relegated to the First Division and the top two teams from the First Division take their place. The fourteenth placed team in Eliteserien is also in danger of being relegated and must enter play-offs against one team from the First Division to stay in the top flight.
Stadia and Locations
|Aalesund||16||Ålesund||Color Line Stadion||Artificial||10,778|
|Sarpsborg 08||6||Sarpsborg||Sarpsborg Stadion||Artificial||4,700|