If you like international competitions, make sure you're at the Aalborg City Cup over Ascension. Few tournaments provide such a great international mix, even in the early rounds. With this well-balanced mix of nationalities, the organisers naturally have the chance to take a shot at reaching the top of the rankings with their tournament. But in order to go from zero to 300 teams within a couple of years, as an organiser you certainly have to have a little something extra about you. According to one of the participants from last year, this tournament represents a logistical masterclass from Aalborg Freja. Add an incredible sports park into the mix, with 18 neat grass pitches right in the attractive city centre, and you'll understand why Aalborg is "the place to be" over Ascension.
For this tournament, accommodation is arranged mainly in schools near the sports venue. There is also a suitable hostel nearby.
The Aalborg City Cup is organised by Aalborg Freja. This club was established in 1912 and plays an important social role in the town. Aalborg Freja has 1,000 members, spread across 10 senior teams, 5 veteran teams and a strong youth sector with 50 teams. For the tournament, Aalborg Freja is working in close collaboration with the community and business club of Aalborg centre.
The Aalborg City Cup tournament is played at the Aalborg Freja sports park. It boasts 16 outstanding pitches, a spacious club house with changing rooms, a canteen and a bar.
The Aalborg City Cup is contested at a sports park with 16 pitches just 200 metres from Nordjyske Arena, which is home to Superliga club AaB. The complex is just outside the centre of Aalborg (200,000 inhabitants) in the north of Jutland. The university city is known as ‘the little Paris of the North’ due to its many restaurants and pubs in the city centre.
Swimming in Aalborg:
For those who still have some energy or who want to chill out, take a dip in the Haraldslund swimming pool. The pool also features saunas and spa pools. Entry is free to tournament participants. You can swim outdoors at the Kridtgraven leisure park, 1.5 kilometres from the sports park.