MDCC-Arena (Stadion Magdeburg)

Capacity25 910
25,000 (Capacity for international games)
4,500 (Standing places)
180 (VIP seats)
40 (Press seats)
430 (Bussiness seats)
64 (Disabled seats)
Country Germany
CityMagdeburg
Clubs1. FC Magdeburg
Floodlights 1700 lux
Inauguration 10.12.2006 (open day)
First game 19.12.2006 (1. FC Magdeburg - Eintracht Braunschweig, 0-0)
Cost € 31 million
Construction time 06.2005-11.2006
Design Architekten Schröder Schulte-Ladbeck
Address Friedrich-Ebert-StraĂźe 69, 39114 Magdeburg

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Description: MDCC-Arena

Construction of a new stadium was decided in 2004, as the 50-year-old Ernst-Grube-Stadion was severely outdated.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.

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