MDCC-Arena (Stadion Magdeburg)
|25,000 (Capacity for international games)|
|4,500 (Standing places)|
|180 (VIP seats)|
|40 (Press seats)|
|430 (Bussiness seats)|
|64 (Disabled seats)|
|Clubs||1. FC Magdeburg|
|Inauguration||10.12.2006 (open day)|
|First game||19.12.2006 (1. FC Magdeburg - Eintracht Braunschweig, 0-0)|
|Cost||€ 31 million|
|Design||Architekten Schröder Schulte-Ladbeck|
|Address||Friedrich-Ebert-Straße 69, 39114 Magdeburg|
Construction of a new stadium was decided in 2004, as the 50-year-old Ernst-Grube-Stadion was severely outdated. Demolition and construction of new stands forced FC Magdeburg to play away in 2005 and 2006.
New, simple stands with a single tier were designed by Dortmund-based Architekten Schröder Schulte-Ladbeck and construction consumed more than € 30 million. There were three openings – first an open day on Dec 10 2006, attended by some 50,000 people. Then league game against Eintracht Braunschweig on Dec 19 and finally an exhibition game against Werder Bremen in January 2007.
The stadium also held the final game of U17 Euro 2007, while in 2010 the U21 national team hosted two games here.
Since 2009 the telecommunications company MDCC has naming rights for the arena, but it’s still commonly referred to as Stadion Magdeburg.
Germany: Seats removed, stablisation of Magdeburg's north stand ongoing
MDCC-Arena in Magdeburg will soon grow to just over 30,000 spectators. A 4,000 increase is owed to the removal of all seats from the north end. But before fans are allowed inside, the structure has to be stabilised.
Germany: €10.7 million for MDCC Arena intervention
It was first planned only as improvement works to allow Magdeburg supporters to jump once again. Now the extent of works has increased and so has the budget.
Germany: Magdeburg stadium will undergo revamp
The city council decided to run a major reconstruction of MDDC-Arena in order to allow supporters to jump in the stands safely. In response the fans announced they will cofinance the project.
Germany: Fans in Magdeburg banned from bouncing
Rhythmic jumps by several thousand people are considered dangerous as MDCC Arena’s stability is challenged. Fans of FC Magdeburg now have to stand still during games.
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