New stadiums: Hall and Salzburg

source: StadiumDB.com

New stadiums: Hall and Salzburg They may be small, but have their importance for Austrian football. Especially the stadium in Salzburg-Maxglan, where supporters are rebuilding their 90-year-old club Austria after drink manufacturer tried to destroy it.

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Sportplatz Lend

Sportplatz LendPhoto: Gerhard Rudolf / StadionTour.at

The stadium is located almost in central Hall and just meters away from the banks of Inn river. Due to being tightly constrained by nearby streets from the south and north, the stadium has only one stand, built from scratch in 2004.

MyPhone Austria Stadion

MyPhone Austria StadiumPhoto: Gerhard Rudolf / StadionTour.at

This stadium in western district of Maxglan became a popular destination in 2007, when supporter-reactivated club Austria Salzburg moved here to fight for their promotion back to the Austrian Bundesliga. The ground was renamed Austria Stadion, soon joined by the sponsored phrase MyPhone.

Today the stadium has one covered stand, divided 50/50 between seated fans (south-western side) and standing, more vocal supporters (north-western). In case of demand people may also stand behind northern end and eastern side’s fences.

With Austria’s march upwards, the stadium is thought to be only temporary home, as it does not meet the requirements of domestic 2nd tier and has no room to expand. The club’s lease ends in 2015.

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