The Danish Football Association (DBU) plans to move its headquarters from Brøndby Stadium in Copenhagen’s western suburbs to the national stadium, Parken.
The association, which has been headquartered in Brøndby for the past 16 years, wants to establish a “new, modern head office” closer to the city center, where it will be closer to other sports organizations’ offices.
In addition to being the national stadium for the national football team, the Park is also home to Brøndby arch-rivals FC Copenhagen.
The park capacity to increase
The planned move comes when plans were unveiled to expand the Park’s capacity from 38,000 to 50,000.
According to DBU, the expansion would give Denmark the opportunity to host several major finals.
The park is already one of the host stadiums for the European Championship in 2020, which is expected to be held next year at various venues across the continent.
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Source: The Nordic Page