|Clubs||1. FC Saarbrücken|
|Record attendance||53 000 (Saara - Niemcy, 28.03.1954)|
|Address||Camphauser Straße, 66113 Saarbrücken|
Though already over 60 years old, the stadium hasn't changed much since the opening. With capacity at over 35,000 it's the largest in Saar region, however only 8,303 seated places are provided.
Mostly created on sloped land, the stadium has an interesting composition with two concrete stands adjoining the bowl along the pitch.
In its history the ground saw various matches, including those of the Bundesliga (last one in 1993) or internationals of major prestige. In 1954 Saar took Germany as an autonomous state with their own national team, both fighting for a World Cup spot. Obviously Germany won, but 3:1 isn't a reason for shame for locals. That match was seen by 53,000 people, more than for any other fixture here.
Upcoming years should see the stadium completely rebuilt, possibly like the Zentralstadion in Leipzig, which had a new stadium built inside the old bowl.
New design: Another sensible way to revamp old grounds from Germany
Getting a modern football stadium for €16 million is impossible. Wait, is it? Not really, as another example of Germans rebuilding their old venues will soon get underway.