|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|
Olympiastadion – stadium description
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.
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Germany: The 2022/23 Bundesliga stadiums have arrived!
The next Bundesliga season, already the 60th in history, will start today. Although Robert Lewandowski will be missing from the German stadiums this time, they are still worth getting to know. We present you with venues of Europe's finest competitions. Here is our lucky 18!
Germany: Hertha Berlin published plans for their new stadium
The Berliners' new venue is to be located near the Olympic Stadium where they play their matches as of today and would have a capacity of 45,000 spectators. This number would include 17,000 standing places. The most interesting feature of the new facility, however, would be its shape.
Euro 2024: Stadiums for the opener and the final selected
The UEFA Executive Committee, meeting in Vienna, has decided that the opening match of the 2024 European Football Championship will take place in Munich. Berlin will host the final. The European football union has also announced the schedule for the tournament, which will be played in Germany.
Berlin: Hertha's new stadium in 2027?
The club from the German capital has been trying to build a new venue for several years. Its efforts met with strong resistance from the city authorities. This makes the Hertha management's declarations from 2017 to open a new arena in 2025 no longer valid.
Euro 2020: As UEFA bans rainbow illumination, other stadiums do it
From a simple appeal to an international diplomatic issue, this has really escalated quickly. As UEFA denied the rainbow illumination of Allianz Arena, other stadiums across Germany announce they will be lit in such way.
Germany: Rainbow stadiums to commemorate Holocaust
This weekend German stadiums might be more colourful than usually. Illuminations, corner flag, captains’ armbands – these are some of the means to commemorate LGBT people as part of this year’s Remembrance Day in German Football.
Berlin: Hertha fans' wish list for new stadium
Hertha BSC supporters have been waiting for the new stadium for years. Playing at Olympiastadion is not a good option for the club that would like to move to a typical football venue. The concept of building a 55,000-seater in the Olympic Park, right next to the current Berliners' stadium, is being considered. Other locations are taken into account, but it was the Olympic Park that won the greatest favour of the club's fans.
Berlin: Hertha's 2025 relocation in doubt
By spring of 2020 the issue of new stadium's location was supposed to be settled. Instead, the club has no piece of land to build on, which means delivery of the new stadium in May of 2025 is less likely.
Berlin: Hertha supporters propose round table
With the football club and city being deadlocked about the new stadium, a group of supporters are offering to bring them together. A neutral setting, neutral moderator and face-to-face talks between the astranged sides.
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.