Stadion An der Alten Försterei
|1,700 (Business seats)|
|Clubs||1. FC Union Berlin|
|Renovations||1952–1955, 1968–1970, 1979–1983, 2000, 2008/2009, 2011-2013|
Berlin: “The best tradition of German football”
Four days after the tragic terror act, eyes turn again to Berlin, where the traditional Christmas caroling will fill Union’s stadium beyond capacity yet again.
10+ Ranking 2015: Attendances in Europe (Part 2. The Clubs)
Borussia, Barca and Man United – lovely dominant trio. But it wasn’t them who gained most fans last season. Check all 217 clubs that draw an average crowd of 10,000+!
10+ Ranking 2015: Attendances in Europe (Part 1. The Leagues)
Numbers don’t lie: French Ligue 1 outgrew Italian Serie A as Europe’s fourth largest league. Premier League seems unlikely to catch up to Bundesliga, while Turkey, Ukraine and Scotland are down.
10+ Ranking: Here are the best European clubs by attendance
There are 229 clubs in Europe enjoying on average 10,000 spectators and more. We list all of them to show the Continent’s most magnetic teams. Some fanbases really deserve praise for their participation, right Rangers/Portsmouth?
Berlin: Pitch covered with sofas
The unique initiative held at Union Berlin’s stadium seems to be a Real success. Over 700 sofas were brought by fans inside the stadium to create the world’s biggest living room and coziest public viewing area.
Berlin: “Bring your own sofa” and enjoy the World Cup
Union Berlin will surprise the world of football once more, this time changing their stadium into a massive living room. 750 sofas are expected on the field, all directed at the 700-inch TV surrounded by actual wallpaper covering the stands…
Berlin: Another record-breaking Christmas at Union
It seems the eve of Christmas Eve is becoming Berlin’s showcase tradition as another attendance record was set yesterday at Union’s stadium. 27,500 people gathered to sing in unison and enjoy the festive atmosphere.
Berlin: New grandstand at Union formally open
Prestigious friendly game and pyrotechnic show marked the final of Alte Försterei’s redevelopment. Though the new main stand has been open since February, its inauguration took place on Friday.
Berlin: Celtic to celebrate Alte Försterei’s redevelopment
Despite allowing fans inside, Union’s contractors are still working on the main grandstand of Alte Försterei. The stadium will officially be finished in July and celebrated with a friendly game against Celtic.
Berlin: New stand opens today at Union stadium
Not 18,500 anymore, but almost 22,000 – that’s the capacity of Alte Försterei since today, as the new main grandstand is ready for opening. Berliner Zeitung wonders if this won’t challenge the unique atmosphere around Union, considered to be a cult club.
Berlin: Yet another record-breaking Christmas singing
It’s almost 10 years since fans broke into the Union stadium for a Christmas reunion. Over the years this meeting has grown to the world’s largest Christmas carol singing taking place in a stadium. Yesterday saw yet another record broken.
Germany: Controversial safety regulations approved, what now?
Yesterday 36 top clubs voted on proposed safety regulation changes with vast majority in favour. Many fans see this as clamp-down on fan culture, but others are encouraged by events of past few weeks. What's changing inside German stadia?
Germany: Fans don’t feel safe?
Temperature around German football safety has been growing for months and is almost as hot as the flares set off by fans inside stadiums. Flares much hated by football governing bodies who suggested a new safety system, claiming people don’t feel safe at football games. They only forgot to ask the people, whether this is the case…