Sportpark Ronhof (Stadion am Laubenweg)
|8,500 (Covered seats)|
|Clubs||Spielvereinigung Greuther Fürth e.V.|
|Other names||Playmobil-Stadion (until 2010), Trolli Arena (2010–2014)|
|Renovations||1911, 1919, 1951, 1997, 2011, 2012, 2016-2017|
|Record audience||32,000 (01/04/1951, SpVgg Fürth - 1. FC Nürnberg 1-0)|
|Address||Laubenweg 60, 90765 Fürth|
Description: Sportpark Ronhof
With history reaching 1910 it remains among the oldest grounds in Germany to still be in use. Used as home by Stuttgarter Kickers and Altona 93 in early years, it became home to Greuther Fürth in 1910, when the club bought it for 60,000 marks.
At the beginning it could only hold 8,000 and this was the attendance of the first game, against reigning champions from Karlsruhe. By 1910 expansion was ready with a new wooden grandstand to accommodate players dressing rooms among others. In 1919 further expansion came with embankments around the pitch widened to hold even 25,000 people.
Bombing in 1945 left the ground unused until 1951, when the new grandstand was opened. Interestingly, despite minor changes concerning aesthetics and infrastructure, that part of the stadium is still at its heart.
For financial reasons the club had to sell the ground in 1983 to Playmobil owner and the toy brand became its first naming rights holder in 1997, when the ground was improved ahead of first promotion to the 2. Bundesliga. Further changes with new covered south stand came in 2012 with the club achieving Bundesliga for the first time ever.
New construction: See the new grandstand in Fürth grow
We’ve shown you the south stand rising, now it’s time for western main grandstand at Sportpark Ronhof. It might still be among 2. Bundesliga’s smallest, but it’s a constantly improving stadium.
New design: Greuther Fürth show their future
After gradual renovations, now their home stadium will undergo a complete revamp. For starters the main grandstand, which will be ready by summer 2017.
10+ Ranking 2015: Attendances in Europe (Part 2. The Clubs)
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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.
Germany: Bundesliga stadium sponsor backs out
They’re not treated seriously and consulted in issues directly associated to their naming rights, so they seek to terminate the contract as soon as possible. This decision of Trolli is a hit for SpVgg Greuther Fürth, for whom the naming rights deal was the 2nd most valuable sponsorship.
Germany: Controversial safety regulations approved, what now?
Yesterday 36 top clubs voted on proposed safety regulation changes with vast majority in favour. Many fans see this as clamp-down on fan culture, but others are encouraged by events of past few weeks. What's changing inside German stadia?
Germany: Fans don’t feel safe?
Temperature around German football safety has been growing for months and is almost as hot as the flares set off by fans inside stadiums. Flares much hated by football governing bodies who suggested a new safety system, claiming people don’t feel safe at football games. They only forgot to ask the people, whether this is the case…
New construction: Express replacement in Fürth
Today we present a special redevelopment as it started after one season and ended before the next one. And it’s quite a challenge to remove 4,500 places and replace them with 7,500 new ones. Seven new galleries by Andreas Ruemler present the progress.