Randers Stadium was founded in 1961. It was built to hold 18,000 spectators and in 1969 a record of 16,500 people attended the UEFA Cup loss against 1. FC Köln.
Randers FC is a Danish professional football team based in Randers, which plays in the top-flight Danish Superliga championship. Founded on 1 January 2003, the club builds upon the license of Randers Freja, a former three-time Danish Cup winning team. Following the founding of Randers FC the club has won the Danish Cup one time. Randers FC play their games at AutoC Park Randers, which has a 10,300 spectator capacity.
The club was formed on 1 January 2003, as a collaboration between six local Randers-clubs; Dronningborg Boldklub (founded 1928), Hornbæk Sportsforening (founded 1945), Kristrup Boldklub (founded 1908), Randers Freja (founded 1898), Randers KFUM (founded 1920) and Vorup Frederiksberg Boldklub (founded 1930), continuing Randers Freja's (at the time) 1st division-team.
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In the 2006–07 SAS Ligaen Randers FC achieved an 8th place with 38 points and great adventures in the UEFA Cup trophy victory over the season before. The club met IA Akranes of Iceland, FBK Kaunas of Lithuania and major club SC Fenerbahce from Turkey.
In the first season as a newly created club Randers FC ended in fourth place in the Viasat Sport Division with 51 points. The captain of the Danish national team that won the European Football Championships in 1992, Lars Olsen, was coach of the team. The following year the team ended in second place with 66 points and was promoted to the country's best league, the SAS Liga.
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The league result meant that Randers was to play in the Europa League-qualification. Randers entered the qualifiers in the third round and met Rubin Kazan. Randers lost the home game 1–2 and the away game 0–2 and was there by eliminated from the qualifiers.
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After a catastrophic start to the 2009–10 season with only 2 points from 11 games in the league, John Jensen and his assistants were released from their contracts.
AutoC Park has a capacity of 10,300 spectators. It was built by C. F. Møller Architects and is established on the former Randers Stadion.
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Randers FC and Faxe decided that Tøfting was not the right choice as assistant manager, and on 1 May 2009 the club announced that the contract of Tøfting would not be extended. On 2 June the club announced two of Jensen's former colleagues from the European Champions of 1992 team, Henrik Larsen and Flemming Povlsen as the new assistant managers. Larsen as 1st assistant manager and Povlsen as assistant focused on the attack.
Highest attendance(home): 11.824 Randers FC – Brøndby IF
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With Hemmingsen as head coach, Randers ended the 2011–12 season in second place in the Danish 1st division and thereby earned promotion to the Danish Superliga.
In the 2005–06 season, Randers FC redeemed themselves. The club secured promotion back to the SAS League with 61 points and also won the Danish Cup with a 1–0 victory over Esbjerg in the final at Parken Stadium on 11 May 2006. Randers was the first team since 1974 who managed to win the Danish Cup although playing in the second highest league in Denmark.
In the second half of the 2007–08 season Randers continued to improve in the Danish league. With new signings Marc Nygaard and Søren Berg expectations grew as the season progressed. Randers improved on last season's 8th place by securing a 6th place following a 2–1 win against Brondby IF in the last match of the season.
On 4 November 2008 Randers announced that former Danish international John Jensen (aka John "Faxe" Jensen) would become new manager from 1 July following the ending of Colin Todd's contract. However Colin Todd expressed his frustration about how Randers had dealt with the situation and openly criticised the club for putting him in a difficult situation.
Biggest league loss: 1–6 Randers FC – FC Nordsjælland, SønderjyskE – Randers FC
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However, in the following season Ove Christensen could not follow up un the success and was fired after a loss to Brøndby IF. Peter Elstrup and Allan Kuhn was taken in as caretakers but could not prevent Randers FC from being relegated at the end of the season. Michael Hemmingsen was named new head coach with the first task to bring Randers FC back to the Superliga.
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Ove Christensen signed a new one-year contract as head coach on 17 May 2010.
Ove Christensen was appointed new head coach for Randers FC for the remaining of the 2009/2010-season. He was given the objective to save Randers FC from relegation.
Before the start of the new season (2007–08) Randers signed former English National player Colin Todd as new manager. Randers started the season in great fashion by winning their first four matches (most notably a 5–0 win against Aalborg Boldspilklub).
The 22nd of September 2015 it was announced that the local company BioNutria had bought the name rights of the stadium until the 31st of October 2018.
Despite having earned promotion to the Danish Superliga Hemmingsen was replaced as head coach by former Randers-coach Colin Todd who thereby returned to the club that he coached in the period 2007–2009. Randers did well in their first season after being promoted, and ended their 2012–13 league campaign in third place – the best league league-result in the history of the club. The team also reached the final in the Danish cup tournament but lost 0–1 to Esbjerg FB.
When Ove Christensen arrived he gave the squad an overhaul and 9 players were released or sold in the winter break of 2009–10 season. He also made some signings:Anders Egholm from SønderjyskE, Morten Karlsen from FC Nordsjælland and Søren Jensen on loan from Odd Grenland.
In mid 2005, they brought in former Danish national team midfielder Stig Tøfting on a free transfer, after Aarhus GF, his childhood-club, refused to let Tøfting play for them (even for free), because of his violent background with several sentences. Tøfting was appointed Assistant Coach in November 2006.
The current stadium attendance record is 11.824, set against Brøndby IF on 16 May 2010.
With only 24 points in 2004–05 season in the SAS Liga Randers FC finished last.
The official supporters are The Blue Horses, however there are more factions within the fanculture of Randers FC.
Notable players that have played for the club includes Yura Movsisyan, David Ousted, and Djiby Fall.