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1910 (109 years old)

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Isachsen Stadion
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Mjøndalen IF is a Norwegian sports club from Mjøndalen, Buskerud, Norway. Of the different athletic endeavours that the club supports, it may be best known in Norway for its bandy national championship teams and internationally for its association football national championship teams that have competed in UEFA championships.

After being promoted in 1971, Mjøndalen regularly played on the top-tier of Norwegian football (the Tippeligaen) in the 1970s and 1980s, and finished second in 1976 and 1986. Finishing runners-up in the Tippeligaen qualified them to represent Norway in the UEFA Cup the following season.

The last round of the 1976 season saw Mjøndalen beat SK Brann, a result which would have awarded them the league title if Lillestrøm SK had lost their game - which they did not. After Mjøndalen's silver medal in 1986, they were relegated the next season and were not promoted back to the top level until 1992. After the 1992 season, Mjøndalen had some financial challenges, and participated in the second, third and fourth tier of Norwegian football for a number of seasons.

Mjøndalen had a successful 2008 in Norwegian Second Division, and returned to Norway's First Division (Adeccoligaen) for 2009. The club qualified to compete in the promotion knock out stage of Adeccoligaen in both 2012 and 2013, and finally earned promotion to the Tippeligaen with a successful 2014 result. Mjøndalen's return to Tippeligaen for 2015 marks their first appearance in the top tier in 22 years.

The Mjøndalen men's football team represented Norway in the UEFA Cup Winners' Cup, losing out in the first round, in 1969-70.

The Mjøndalen men's team represented Norway twice at the UEFA Cup competition, losing out in the first round in both 1977-78 and 1987-88.

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Isachsen Stadion, until 2012 known as Nedre Eiker Stadion, and until 2015 as Mjøndalen Arena is a football stadium located at Mjøndalen in Nedre Eiker, Norway. It is the home ground of Mjøndalen IF in the Tippeligaen, providing a capacity for 4,350 spectators. The venue was completely renovated in 2011-12 and received artificial turf. After promotion to the 2015 Tippeligaen season, Mjøndalen increased the capacity to 4,350 and sold the stadium name to the contractor, Isachsen Gruppen.

During the team's golden age from the late 1960s through the 1980s, the stadium hosted UEFA Cup and UEFA Cup Winners' Cup games.

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