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Stadion Essen, is a stadium in Essen, Germany. Located in the borough of Bergeborbeck, it has a capacity of 20,650 spectators.[2] It is the home of Rot-Weiss Essen in the fourth-level men's Regionalliga West and SGS Essen in the women's Frauen-Bundesliga and replaced Georg-Melches-Stadion.

Stadion Essen
Stadion essen.jpg
Full nameStadion Essen
LocationEssen, Germany
Coordinates51°29′12″N 6°58′35″E / 51.48667°N 6.97639°E / 51.48667; 6.97639Coordinates: 51°29′12″N 6°58′35″E / 51.48667°N 6.97639°E / 51.48667; 6.97639
OwnerCity of Essen
OperatorSBG Sportstätten Betriebsgesellschaft Stadt Essen mbH
Capacity20,650
SurfaceGrass
Construction
Broke groundApril 1, 2011
OpenedAugust 12, 2012
Construction cost64 Mio. Euro [1]
ArchitectPlan Forward GmbH
Tenants
Rot-Weiss Essen (2012–present)
SGS Essen (2012–present)
Website
https://www.stadion-essen.de/

HistoryEdit

The stadium was officially opened on August 12, 2012, with a match between the under-19s of Rot-Weiss Essen and Borussia Dortmund (3:2). Afterwards the women's club SGS Essen played against 1.FFC Frankfurt. During the latter match, the Frankfurt players were replaced after 80 minutes by eleven male players from Rot-Weiss Essen.[3]

The last stand was finished shortly before the start of the 2013/14 season. For this occasion, an opening match between Rot-Weiss Essen and Werder Bremen (0:2) was held on August 8th in front of 11,513 spectators.[4]

The stadium was sold out for the first time on April 8th, 2014, for the semi-final match of the Lower Rhine Cup between Rot-Weiss Essen and MSV Duisburg.[5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Wolfgang Kintscher (14 August 2015). "Bei den Kosten fürs Stadion Essen haben alle weggeschaut" (in German). WAZ. Retrieved 16 September 2018.
  2. ^ http://www.worldstadiums.com/stadium_pictures/europe/germany/nordrhein_westfalen/essen_stadion.shtml
  3. ^ Stefan Kober (9 August 2012). "RWE-Herren spielen gegen SGS-Damen zur Eröffnung des neuen Stadions in Essen" (in German). WAZ. Retrieved 16 September 2018.
  4. ^ "Der Lieblingsgegner hat zugesagt" (in German). reviersport.de. 7 June 2013. Retrieved 16 September 2018.
  5. ^ Rolf Hantel (8 April 2014). "RWE verliert nach Elfmeterschießen gegen den MSV Duisburg" (in German). WAZ. Retrieved 16 September 2018.