Jahnstadion Regensburg

Capacity12 510
3,055 (Seats)
2,148 (Seats covered)
9,455 (Terraces)
3,500 (Away section)
Country Germany
CityRegensburg
Clubs-
Other names Jahnplatz (1926-1931)
Inauguration 19.09.1926 (Jahn Regensburg - Rot-Weiß Erfurt)
Renovations 1931, 1949, 1987, 2003, 2012
Address Prüfeninger Str. 57a, 93049 Regensburg

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Description: Jahnstadion Regensburg

The stadium just outside of Regensburg’s historical centre was established in 1926, but became an actual stadium in 1931, with its main grandstand. Remaining three sides were given modest terracing, which did well to cope with demand until late 1940s.

In 1949 first expansion came as the club SVV Jahn was growing and reached the very peak in 1950, with a record crowd of 30,000 people. Still, in the 1950s average turnouts of over 10,000 were quite common.

Further decades weren’t equally fruitful. The club’s position deteriorated and so did finances – Jahn sold their stadium to the municipality in 1975 and weren’t given a thorough renovation until 1987, when floodlights were inaugurated.

Further growth of the club after 2000 led to new additions – first two temporary stands in 2003 (in front of the main section) and then a new north end in 2012, with both seating and standing.

Despite the financial efforts minimum capacity for 2. Bundesliga weren’t met. League authorities made an exception for Jahn as local constraints prevented further expansion at 12,500. For the very same reason construction of a new stadium is planned.

Apart from hosting the SSV Jan games, the stadium also saw matches during the 1972 Olympics.

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