Stadion im Borussia-Park
|46,279 (International capacity)|
|18,883 (Standing places)|
|566 (VIP seats)|
|2,442 (of which 684 in 45 skyboxes) (Business seats)|
|194 (Press seats)|
|1,520 (Bussiness seats)|
|Clubs||VfL Borussia Mönchengladbach|
|Construction||13/11/2002 - 07/2004|
|Address||Hennes-Weisweiler-Allee 1, 41179 Mönchengladbach, Germany|
Description: Borussia Park
Construction of a new stadium in western suburbs of Mönchengladbach was approved in March 2002 and by November general contractors settled on site and began works. With little preparations needed on the site of previous British army barracks, it took only 1.5 years to deliver this prefab-based giant.
The design of Planungsgruppe B is a very simple one, resembling some British stadia with its cantilever roof and overall layout. Contrary to some other venues, this doesn’t accommodate various functions underneath the stands, there’s some 18,500 sqm of space used mostly for club- and fan-associated infrastructure.
Everyday Bundesliga capacity is over 54,000 spectators with almost 19,000 standing (most in the northern fanblock). However, the stadium has been approved for up to 60,000 people, should the club decide to convert southern stand into terracing as well. No matter the domestic capacity, though, international size stands steadily at 46,000 since day one.
And there have been some occasions to use it as stadium owner Borussia (who paid almost €90 million to have a new home) played in European competitions on some occasions. And despite not being selected for the 2006 World Cup (with Dortmund, Gelsenkirchen and Cologne nearby it couldn’t), the stadium was one of the main arenas for the 2011 Women’s World Cup. During summer breaks occasional concerts take place as well, with the likes of Bruce Springsteen or Elton John performing.
Germany: Borussia repay municipal stadium loan
Borussia Mönchengladbach returned over €50 million to the city hall, representing all of the stadium construction loan and accumulated interest. Borussia-Park is far from paid-off though.
Mönchengladbach: Borussia’s hotel construction launched
From 2018/19 Bundesliga season onwards fans will be able to stay for the night at Borussia-Park’s new hotel. Apart from 131 rooms it will also provide museum and fan store. And more!
New list: These 20 clubs draw biggest crowds
Only six countries have any representation in this ranking. Here is the elite list of clubs that manage to draw 46,000 people or more every single game!
Mönchengladbach: Borussia following on their expansion plans
This summer Borussia M-gladbach will build a beer garden behind one end. Next is the club hotel with 131 rooms, which will include a large museum and megastore.
Mönchengladbach: Borussia announce hotel at Borussia Park
Within the next two years we may see a significant change around Borussia Park. Borussia are about to spend €28 on new a hotel, which will bring the number of events up from 450 to 750 annually.
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)
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From August the most football-mad region worldwide was undergoing a serious test: how will safety change with less police force deployed? Just as many experts predicted, it improved.
Mönchengladbach: Borussia-Park – how it changed things round
It didn’t get the 2006 World Cup games, it never had a naming rights deal. Still, “the other Borussia” grew in their new stadium and has serious plans for its future, as Borussia-Park grows 10 years old.
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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?
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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?
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It started in a few stadiums, but is now sweeping the country. It’s not a trend, it’s a protest against what fans see as unjust. So they don’t support their teams for the first 12 minutes and 12 seconds of each game. Why the symbolism?
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…