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The Swedish football season runs from April to October and the top two divisions (Allsvenskan and Suprettan) are nationwide with the lower divisions being set up in a regional format. For the 2011 season Stockholm will have two teams in the Swedish Allsvenskan. Successful teams tend to have their best players snatched away by other European teams. This makes it difficult for any one tem to become dominant as a successful season usually leads to a mini-exodus of players. In some instances this can happen mid-season as many other European leagues start in August/September.
Djurgården - frequent challengers for the title who play at the beautiful Stadion, the 1912 Olympic stadium. Distance from the pitch and lack of roofing in some areas can dull the atmosphere but it's still a nice place to watch football.
AIK - in the past 5-6 years they've been down in the Suprettan and won the
Allsvenskan title. A classic example of how fortunes can change here.
They play at the national stadium in Solna.
Hammarby - occasional challengers for the title who play in the modern Söderstadion near Globen. A compact ground makes for a good atmosphere but they are currently langusihing in the Suprettan.
Brommapojkarna - Recently relegated to the Suprettan which will mean a return to crowds which sometime fail to break the 1000 mark (except for the Hammarby derby). BP have the biggest youth set up in Europe with over 200 teams. A very small ground (think English Conference). Based in the north-west of Stockholm the nearest stations are Vällingby and Råcksta on the Green underground line.
Tickets for all clubs are often available on the day unless the big Stockholm 3 are playing each other. You can also try online at www.ticnet.se.