Südstadion (Fortuna Arena)
|1,918 (Covered seats)|
|Clubs||SC Fortuna Köln|
|Renovations||2008-2009, 2012, 2015|
|Address||Vorgebirgstraße, 50969 Köln, Deutschland|
Südstadion – stadium description
The South Stadium in Cologne was built as a municipal project in 1978 to cater for the needs of three southern clubs: Fortuna, Arminia and Union. Of the three only Fortuna remain today, holding their male, female and reserve teams’ games here. Temporarily also other sides have played here, to mention just Bayer Leverkusen during their BayArena’s revamp.
The stadium is part of a major sports complex with several training fields and sites for other sports. From completion it consists of three low landfill terraces and one covered grandstand in the west.
Despite several plans to redevelop it entirely, it underwent several renovations since 2008, like seat installation in the west, new floodlights or undersoil heating. Now the floodlights and field are to be retained, while remainder will be replaced by new facilities.