Kviberg was until the beginning of the 90s the domicile for the proud 6th Air defence regiment. The barracks are still there but now they serve as offices. The broad meadows around, where soldiers earlier learned to fight fictitious invaders, do nowadays constitute about 30 grass fields for football playing.
The construction of football fields at Kviberg in the middle of the 90s came to be crucial for the development of the Gothia Cup. Until then many of the matches were played on gravel field. But that became each time less accepted. For the first time the number of teams in the Gothia Cup decreased. The football fields at Kviberg immediately turned that negative trend. The first ten playing fields were constructed simply by cutting down the grass to a level that was possible to play on at all. Eventually this wasn’t a good solution and gradually the fields have been improved and more fields have been constructed. But there is still one problem to deal with, the sloping ground. It hasn’t been easy to solve and that is why, unfortunately, a couple of fields are still sloping. The work in developing the area as well as the fields is continuing though. In 2008 two new fields with artificial turf and a changing room were constructed.
Kviberg is located about 10 minute car ride from the city center. There are direct buses, Gothia Line, from Heden to Kviberg and public transportation also works well. Kviberg has become an oasis for the Gothia Cup-lover. Over the day 25-30 matches are going on simultaneously at all time. There is always something to see and experience. The area offers shopping, refreshments and information in our big information tent. There are also plans on expanding the area.
Kviberg is attractive even for residents in the area, and the municipality has approved to construct residences on some of the playing fields. Eventually this means that there will be less fields available for the Gothia Cup.