Europa-Park Stadion (SC-Stadion)
|Inauguration||07/10/2021 (SC Freiburg - St. Pauli, 3-0)|
|Construction||11/2018 - 2021|
|Cost||€ 76.5 million|
|Address||Europa-Park Stadion, Achim-Stocker-Straße 1, 179108 Freiburg|
Europa-Park Stadion – stadium description
The ground is situated in the Brühl district in the north-west of Freiburg. The city airport is located in close proximity to the arena.
Before construction began, 40 reports were prepared, 25 potential sites were examined and only the referendum in 2015 paved the way for the commencement of works. Overall, the planning of the stadium took almost 11 years.
The construction officially began with the cornerstone laying ceremony on March 29, 2019, although preparatory works started in November 2018. According to the original schedule, the venue was supposed to be completed in August 2020, however, it was put into use more than a year from that date.
A rectangular building is a real eye-catcher with its diagonal steel roof supports that carry roof weight to the outside. About 170 LED floodlights are built into the canopy and the stadium is only 25 metres tall at its highest point, which was imposed by the proximity of the airport.
Inside, the ground impresses with its compactness, steep stands and short distance to the playing field. The heart of the arena is the single-tier south stand, one of a kind because the rest of the stadium consists of two-tier structures.
The aforementioned stand is the territory for the club's most ardent fans, who have 9,000 standing places at their disposal. At the northeastern end, there is room for 3,500 travelling fans. The VIP zone, which can accommodate up to 2,000 people, is located on the west stand.
Additionally, disabled fans have 144 places, a car park for 2,100 vehicles has been created for drivers, and cyclists have 3,700 spots at their disposal. By 2022, the largest solar power plant in the world will be built on the rooftop, which is to cover most of the energy demand on match day.
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