Derby: AIK vs. Hammarby

While in Stockholm I went to a couple soccer matches, including a derby between two Stockholm teams, AIK and Hammarby. My friends are hardcore AIK supporters, which gave me the idea to photograph the fan activity at an important match.


Lining up for the game outside Råsunda Stadium. The alcohol-related mess is indicative of the mood of much of the match

At the beginning of the match I stood in "knacken", the area reserved for the more hardcore AIK supporters.



Ultra-wide view from above

But the point of going was to photograph fans, so after a while I moved down to ground level.





Most interesting was the the fence directly behind the goal that, too my surprise, fans were more or less allowed to climb and stand on.


Rousing the fans




Security guards

AIK scored first.


and eventually won the match.


Afterwards, those standing in gnaget had to wait an extra 20 minutes before being released as to avoid any confrontations with Hammarby supporters.


Leaving the stadium