Stadion An der Alten Försterei
The stadium of Union Berlin is the Stadion An der Alten Försterei. This is the biggest football stadium in Berlin that's intended for football only. The stadium can welcome 22,012 supporters and there are standing areas, as well as seated ones. The name of the stadium originates from an old forester’s hut next to the stadium where the offices of the club are located today. Would you like to know more about the Stadion An der Alten Försterei? Continue reading!
Discover the atmosphere at Stadion An der Alten Försterei
The stadium officially opened in 1920 and it renovated constantly after its opening. The biggest changes in the stadium are the instalment of lights in 2000, rooftops that were built over the standing areas and the construction of a new headstand. It is rather special that 2300 volunteers reconstructed the stadium. The club saved millions of euros, due to the club’s supporters having reconstructed the stadium. Nowhere in the world has it occurred that this number of volunteers have signed up to rebuild their heroes’ stadium. The bond the supporters have with their club is very special. You’ll absolutely feel this passion at the Stadion An der Alten Försterei during your football trip to Union Berlin!
Stadion An der Alten Försterei’s history
Union Berlin’s predecessor – SC Union Oberschöneweide – had to search for a new stadium after their own piece of ground would be used to build a new housing complex. They settled on a piece of ground where the Stadion An der Alten Försterei is standing right now. When Union Berlin started winning matches and making promotions, the time came they needed a bigger stadium. The expired, small stadium was the only thing that held Union Berlin back from promoting. The stadium wasn’t even allowed to host matches anymore after 2008, simply because it was too dangerous for supporters to take place on the stands. So, the club was left with two options: they either had to move or build a new stadium. Since this piece of ground was considered to be sacred, they, obviously, chose to build a new stadium which would be called the same: Stadion An der Alten Försterei.
Visit Stadion An der Alten Försterei
Union Berlin’s stadium is quite a distance away from the German capital’s city centre. Make sure to leave well in advance on a matchday of Union Berlin because you don’t want to be late. There are several options to travel from the city’s centre to the stadium through public transportation, and all the options take a little less than an hour. At this website, you’ll find all the options for travelling in Berlin. The website also shows how long every option takes and how much it’ll cost you. Would you like to visit the amazing club of Union Berlin in their brand-new Stadion An der Alten Försterei? Then you should book your football trip to Union Berlin and enjoy!
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