Banan may refer to:
- Banan District, Chongqing, a district of Chongqing Municipality, China
- Banan District, Battambang Province, a district in Battambang Province, Cambodia
- Gholam Hossein Banan, an Iranian traditional music vocalist
- Banan IT, a software company based in Khartoum, Sudan
- Cefpodoxime, by trade nameBanan
- Banan (sports ground), a former sports ground in Landskrona, Scania, Sweden
- Banan Tarr, a nature and landscape photographer based in Anchorage, Alaska, United States of America
Banan (sports ground)
Banan (English: "the track" or "the lane") was the informal name of the first sports ground in Landskrona, Scania, and the third ever constructed in Sweden. It was inaugurated in 1893, then as a very simple kind of a velodrome with a grass field in its middle. It was built by the local cycling club, Landskrona Velocipedklubb, and was given the formal name "Velocipedbanan", but the local residents simply called it "Banan". In its first years, it was mainly used for cycling races with totalizators. The use of totalizators became prohibited by Swedish law in 1896, coinciding with the first modern Olympics, which promoted amateurism in sports. This left Landskrona Velocipedklubb in financial crisis, and the sports field was eventually submitted to the council of Landskrona Town.
However, cycling was not the only popular sport, and by 1882 GF Idrott had established itself as one of the first sports clubs in Landskrona, made up of twenty men, of which many came from an artillery regiment located in the town. GF Idrott began with gymnastics but soon other sports were included in their program, such as athletics, football and swimming, and for their outdoor activities they used Banan. However despite early success within football, it would not be GF Idrott that would become the main local football club.
Landskrona BoIS, the 1915 merger of Diana and IFK Landskrona, soon became the only football club in the town, all other football playing squads just belonged to a team without organisation. The club used the middle of the cycling track as pitch for their home matches, and Banan became the first home of Landskrona BoIS.
Just 9 years later, in 1924, a new sports ground, Landskrona IP, was inaugurated. It completely replaced Banan within a few years, and Landskrona BoIS became, in the same year, one of the twelve clubs that participated in the first Allsvenskan, the finest assembly within Swedish football. Banan was located only a kilometre from the town's centre, but the new arena was built outside the city limits of its time.
n. (label en rare informal) banana.
Usage examples of "banan".
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