|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: 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!
Berlin: Hertha to move outside the capital?
Brandenburg prime minister invites Hertha Berlin to build their private stadium outside Berlin. The offer couldn’t be better timed as Hertha are facing massive lease increase for Olympiastadion.
Berlin: Hertha approve first spending towards new stadium
Hertha officials confirmed the club has commissioned a feasibility study for a new football-specific stadium. Meanwhile a renowned architect suggests reconfiguration of Olympiastadion is possible.
Berlin: Hertha to finally flee Olympiastadion?
It’s been returning like boomerang and here it is again: the issue of future stadium for Hertha. While majestic and iconic, Olympiastadion is too large and not atmospheric enough. A new idea is in sight.
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)
Numbers don’t lie: French Ligue 1 outgrew Italian Serie A as Europe’s fourth largest league. Premier League seems unlikely to catch up to Bundesliga, while Turkey, Ukraine and Scotland are down.