Karl-Liebknecht-Stadion

The Karl-Liebknecht-Stadion is a football stadium in Potsdam-Babelsberg, Germany. It is the home stadium of 1. FFC Turbine Potsdam and SV Babelsberg 03. The stadium has a capacity of 10,787 for 8,784 standing and 2,003 seated guests. Named in honor of Karl Liebknecht, the KPD leader who was assassinated by a military death squad in January 1919.

Karl-Liebknecht-Stadion
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Former namesSportplatz an der Priesterstraße
LocationPotsdam, Germany
OperatorCity of Potsdam
Capacity10,787
SurfaceGrass
Construction
Opened10 July 1976
Renovated2002
Expanded2010
Tenants
1. FFC Turbine Potsdam
SV Babelsberg 03

HistoryEdit

The stadium was opened on 10 July 1976 with a football match between BSG Motor Babelsberg and the Olympic team of the German Democratic Republic. The original capacity of 15,000 was reached only once as the East Germany national football team faced Malta. On 9 July 2001, the SV Babelsberg 03 had its highest attendance in their club history when 14,700 spectators witnessed Babelsberg's win over Fortuna Düsseldorf.

The last renovation was held in 2002, and the stadium now has its current capacity. About one year later, the Women's Bundesliga match between 1. FFC Turbine Potsdam and 1. FFC Frankfurt was seen by 7,900 people. This was the women's Bundesliga match with the highest ever attendance. Turbine's all-time attendance record was 8,677 people who saw the UEFA Women's Cup final second leg against Djurgårdens IF Dam.

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Coordinates: 52°23′56.7″N 13°5′41.3″E / 52.399083°N 13.094806°E / 52.399083; 13.094806