Now try and spell it if you’re not German. Yes, the name may be a tricky one, but the stadium is rather simple and quite elegant for an open athletics venue. Added to our database to honor Germany winning their Euro 2012 game. Something for Denmark fans there as well…
The stadium in Wattenscheid district of Bochum was built in 1954, but for first decade used Orly for Rother sports thanks to its athletics track. Local side SG Wattenscheid 09 first played here in 1965/66 season and has been the major tenant since, running a female section as well.
Over the years the stadium went several redevelopments, evolving from very small slopes around the track to a stadium with artificial lighting and two covered stands that accommodate 5,033 of a total capacity of 16,233.
In 2002 the most important overhaul was done for some €5m with new main stand being erected for German Athletics Championship. Thanks to this and pitch improvement in 2010, it could become official training venue for 2011 Women’s World Cup.
Apart from Wattenscheid 09 also VfL Bochum’s second team plays their home fixtures here and for some time Schalke’s reserves were doing so as well.
Have to say we were more prepared to add new photos from the Netherlands, but that’s the whole fun about football – you never know who’s going to win. So since Denmark grabbed their 3 points tonight, let’s celebrate it with new photos and descriptions for stadia in Aalborg and Randers. Really nice, cozy venues!