Stadion SOSiR w Słubicach (Stadion Olimpijski)
|200 (Away section)|
|Clubs||MKS Polonia Słubice|
|Other names||Ostmark-Stadion (1927–1945)|
|Address||ul. Sportowa 1, 69-100 Słubice|
Stadion Olimpijski w Słubicach – stadium description
The design and early construction stages began already in 1914. Before the official opening in 1927, already some major events took place in parts of the complex, which includes four side pitches, tennis courts and swimming pools.
Initially named Ostmark-Stadion, the ground was located in south-eastern part of Frankfurt am Oder. Being close to the Polish border it was sight of the Nazi rise to power, with exhibition by NSDAP forces or visit of Adolf Hitler being among notable events in 1930s. As WWII ended, eastern part of Frankfurt was given to Poland and transformed into a new city, Slubice.
This didn’t mean anything changing for the stadium itself, quite literally. It remained almost unchanged until early twenty-first century. But even today most notable modifications are only those adapting the venue to modern requirements, like individual seats or enclosed away fans section. Most importantly, the historical values have been retained, with “Reformstil” architecture of the dominating south-eastern building.
In June 2014, the stadium was added to the register of historic monuments.