|1470 (VIP seats)|
|300 (Press seats)|
|4 500 (Bussiness seats)|
|Clubs||Hertha BSC Berlin|
|Projekt||(2004) GMP Architekten, SBP|
|Address||Olympischer Platz 3, 14053 Berlin-Charlottenburg|
Initially this was to be the host venue of 1916 Olympics, but due to World War I the event was canceled. A complete revamp of the old existing ground resulted in a new venue in the 1930's, when Berlin was preparing for its – this time successful – Olympic tournament. It wasn't called Olympiastadion back then, the name was Reichssportfeld. Large stands divided into two tiers accommodated up to 110,000 spectators and were meant to symbolize the magnitude of Third Reich together with surrounding infrastructure, including the giant Mayfield and 77-meter high Bell Tower.
During world War II the stadium was among few landmarks of Berlin that nearly didn't suffer any damage with only machine gun holes. This made it a good garrison for British army that stationed there after WWII.
Since 1963 the football club Hertha use the ground and in 1974 it was again in global spotlight when 3 games of the World Cup were played there. As it turned out later, not the last tournament of this kind. Today's shape of the ground is the result of 2004 redevelopment prior to World Cup 2006. German architects of GMP Architekten redesigned the seating bowl's lower tier which was dismantled and built again steeper for better sightlines. Also, roof was provided for all fans. To save the historical facades no external cantilevers were installed, forcing architects to erect supports obstructing view to some fans inside the ground. The revamp cost €242mln. Currently Olympiastadion is Germany's largest all-seating stadium and second when counting standing rooms.
Berlin: Could Hertha move to the airport?
While the club continues to persist on building within Olympiapark, odds for that seem slim. The senate has proposed a different solution: football stadium within the Tegel airport, which will go defunct soon.
Berlin: Hertha threatens to build a modular stadium
As hurdles continue piling up, Hertha sports director Michael Preetz claims he'd rather build a temporary, modular stadium than prolong the lease of Olympiastadion.
Berlin: Uncertainty over Hertha's relocation scheme
Settled in the middle of Bundesliga table, Hertha are still pushing to build their 50,000+ arena on the outskirts of Olympiapark, a short walk from Olympiastadion. But neither the authorities, nor local residents, nor the Berlin public are in with the plan. For now.
Berlin: Hertha announces opening date for new stadium
It's more of a wish than solid information at this point, but still worth the attention. When Hertha is 133 years old, on July 25, 2025, their new stadium should open its doors to supporters. Exactly 55,137 of them.
Euro 2024: Germany comes on top
UEFA's evaluation report suggested Germany is the favourite to host Euro 2024 with all infrastructure already in place, be it stadiums, airports or hotels. And there was no surprise, by 12 votes to 4 Germany beat Turkey and will host the tournament.
Berlin: Hertha corrects stadium plan
It's still not approved by authorities, not just yet. But this time the 55,500-capacity stadium might be acceptable even with monument protection in mind. Moved and lowered, it would be unvisible from many parts of Olympiapark.
Berlin: No future for Hertha at Olympiapark?
Nothing is decided yet, but talks are considered tough and challenging. Both the proposed conversion of Olympiastadion and a brand new stadium beside it raise very serious concerns in terms of monument protection.
Berlin: Two studies into options for Hertha
Hertha Berlin commissioned a feasibility study into possible stadium beside their current home. Meanwhile, the senate of Berlin ordered examination of how or if the historical Olympiastadion could be redeveloped.
Euro 2024: Germany confirms 10 candidate stadiums
On Friday the German football association confirmed the selection of 10 host cities and stadia for Euro 2024. No new construction and few major renovations are planned.
Berlin: Hertha's goal – new stadium by 2025
Reconstruction of Olympiastadion is far from a done deal. But with or without it, Hertha aim at playing in a new stadium by 2025.
Hannover: Surprise declaration in favour of legal pyrotechnics
If there's one person you would expect to be sceptical of pyro, it's a minister of interior. But it's exactly his announcement in favour of legal flares that sparked new heated discussion in Germany.
Berlin: Not everyone happy about Hertha's plan
Athletes oppose the vision of football-specific Olympiastadion but so do many average citizens of Berlin. Recent survey suggests almost 40% don't want any further reconstruction.
Berlin: Olympiastadion reconstruction feasible after all?
It's been dismissed for years, now a massive U-turn was done in just a few days. Hertha and the Berlin authorities will both examine how to convert Olympiastadion into a football-only ground.
Berlin: Opposition mounts against Hertha's stadium
Their enthusiasm didn't last long. First dampened by the senate, now officially with opposition from one of the leading parties in local borough council.
Berlin: Here's where Hertha want to move
It will b either 250 meters or 22 kilometers away from Olympiastadion. Obviously, the closer option is preffered for a 55,000-capacity stadium.
Berlin: Hertha closer to final verdict
Still waiting for the outcome of their feasibility study, Hertha already indicate in which places and capacities they’re not interested for the new stadium…
Germany: Potsdam invites Hertha to build stadium
Potsdam mayor offered land for new Hertha stadium, should the team choose to leave Berlin city limits. At the same time mayor Jann Jakobs committed a faux pas against Hertha fans…
Berlin: Hertha to show stadium site “in January, February at the latest”
Hertha Berlin is evaluating possible stadium locations in and outside Berlin. Shortlist of best options should be presented early next year.
New lists: Who got 4 and 5 stars from UEFA?
It’s only 38 stadiums in total across Europe, so the two lists are truly exclusive. Check out who was granted a 4 or 5-star note by UEFA and why we’re showing these lists to you now…
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!