|11 055 (standing room)|
|19 502 (seats)|
|1170 (VIP seats)|
|71 (press seats)|
|56 (disabled seats)|
|27 190 (capacity for international games)|
|Clubs||SG Dynamo Dresden|
|Other names||Glücksgas-Stadion (2011-2014), Stadion Dresden (2014-2016), DDV-Stadion (2016–2018)|
|Design||Bayer + Partner Architekten|
In 2006 Dresden municipality was approached by HBM, a BAM Sports subsidiary, with an offer of building a new stadium. With all procedures in place demolition of the old athletic stadium began in November 2007. Construction of the football-specific stands was done in phases, with partial openings done before covering the audience.
Thanks to the simple design by Bayer + Partner the whole process was done within 17 months and led to final opening in September 2009. This way Dresden received a modern venue with steep stands for up to 32,000 people (including terraces), almost 1,200 business seats and 20 skyboxes. From the outside only eastern stand was equipped with office spaces, all hidden behind a 200-meter long glass cladding.
Initially the name was unchanged after the predecessor, but in 2010 a 5-year naming rights deal was signed with energy supplier Glücksgas. The historical patronage of Rudolf Harbig returned during 2011 Women’s World Cup, first large event at the stadium apart from Dynamo Dresden games.
Dresden: Naming rights given to the people
New naming rights sponsors agreed to rename the stadium along popular wish of supporters. After public vote it was decided to return to the historical name of Rudolf-Harbig-Stadion.
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.
Dresden: Building a model of the steepest modern grandstand
It might just be the single steepest stadium in Europe, significantly bove UEFA and FIFA recommendations. To make sure it would be safe, Dynamo Dresden will build a 1:1 mockup.
New design: Steep, steeper, Dresden
If they really build it, Dynamo Dresden will enjoy one of Europe's steepest stadiums if not the single steepest one. Once it's safe to move forward, DDV-Stadion will gain over 40% in capacity.
Dresden: Dynamo might reach capacity of almost 46,000!
Two or even three tiers of seating, just under 14,000 people in the famous K-Block and total capacity of nearly 46,000. All of that might happen in Dresden, according to leaked feasibility study.
Dresden: Dynamo’s stadium to be expanded?
Already in the third league they’ve exceeded expectations in terms of attendance. Now Dynamo Dresden have almost reached their limit, long before reaching Bundesliga.
Germany: City to buy back Stadion Dresden?
Neither Dynamo, nor Dresden authorities are happy with current management model of Stadion Dresden. According to Morgenpost Sachsen, there’s a plan to re-municipalize the stadium.
Germany: All eyes on Dynamo Dresden, seriously!
Third league? Maybe on the field, but not concerning their fans. Dynamo Dresden have outdone themselves once more by presenting Europe’s largest stadium flag.
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: Here are the best European clubs by attendance
There are 229 clubs in Europe enjoying on average 10,000 spectators and more. We list all of them to show the Continent’s most magnetic teams. Some fanbases really deserve praise for their participation, right Rangers/Portsmouth?
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: 12:12 or why did the stadiums get so quiet
It started in a few stadiums, but is now sweeping the country. It’s not a trend, it’s a protest against what fans see as unjust. So they don’t support their teams for the first 12 minutes and 12 seconds of each game. Why the symbolism?
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…