Kuopion Palloseura (or KuPS) is a Finnish football club, based in the 8th most populated city of Finland, Kuopio. KuPS plays in Finland's Premier League, Veikkausliiga. The team plays its home matches at Savon Sanomat Areena. Until June 2005, KuPS used to play at an aged track and field stadium in Väinölänniemi, which is said to be one of the most beautiful sporting places in Finland. Väinölänniemi is a cape surrounded by a local lake, Kallavesi.
KuPS holds the Finnish club record of the most consecutive seasons in the top flight, from 1949 to 1992. The team is placed fourth in the all-time Finnish premier league honour table.
KuPS was founded in 1923 and holds 4th place in the all-time table of the Finnish Premier League (called Veikkausliiga since 1991). KuPS have played in the top flight for 50 seasons and claimed five league titles, two Finnish Cup titles and one Finnish League Cup title. In addition to that KuPS have finished as runners-up in the league nine times and claimed numerous junior titles.
Finnish Premier League Titles
1956, 1958, 1966, 1974, 1976.
1950, 1954, 1964, 1967, 1969, 1975, 1977, 1979, 2010.
Finnish League Cup
2000, 2004, 2007.
Savon Sanomat Arena - 5000 (2700 seated)