Gerhard Hanappi Stadium

The Gerhard-Hanappi-Stadion was a football stadium in Hütteldorf, in the west of Vienna, Austria. It was the home ground of Rapid Vienna. It was officially opened in 1977 as "Weststadion" (Western stadium). In 1980 it was renamed to honour its architect, Austrian football player Gerhard Hanappi. Among fans the stadium was also known as "Sankt Hanappi" (Saint Hanappi), in reference to the fans' slogan Rapid ist uns're Religion ("Rapid is our religion").

Gerhard-Hanappi-Stadion
Sankt Hanappi
Hanappi-Stadion Nord.jpg
Former namesWeststadion (1977–1980)
LocationHütteldorf
Capacity18,500
Construction
Opened1977
Closed2014
Demolished2014
ArchitectGerhard Hanappi
Tenants
Rapid Vienna (1977–2013)

The stadium was demolished in 2014 to make way for the new Allianz Stadion, which was opened on 16 July 2016.[1] During its construction, Rapid Vienna played their home games at the Ernst-Happel-Stadion in the Prater.

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Coordinates: 48°11′52″N 16°15′55″E / 48.19778°N 16.26528°E / 48.19778; 16.26528

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Eröffnung des Allianz Stadions am 16. Juli gegen Chelsea" (in German). SK Rapid Wien. 2016-04-26. Retrieved 2016-07-09.