Backeberg Sportsground, which is situated in the north of Mariehamn, will be the venue for the archery competition. The original venue at Baltichallen has been changed due to the imense interest in the football competition and the need to increase the number of football pitches available within Mariehamn. The archery area, which is protected from wind on two sides, (south and east) measures 100m x 150m. Spectators will have a good view of the competition area and hopefully the wind protection will help create a successful compettition with high scores.
Mariehamn Archery Club is the only archery club on the island. The club, which has a small but very active membership, hosted the archery competition in the 1991 Island Games. Recurve is the discipline favoured by most of the members.