Stadion Essen, is a stadium in Essen, Germany. Located in the borough of Bergeborbeck, it has a capacity of 20,650 spectators. 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.
|Full name||Stadion Essen|
|Owner||City of Essen|
|Operator||SBG Sportstätten Betriebsgesellschaft Stadt Essen mbH|
|Broke ground||April 1, 2011|
|Opened||August 12, 2012|
|Construction cost||64 Mio. Euro |
|Architect||Plan Forward GmbH|
|Rot-Weiss Essen (2012–present)|
SGS Essen (2012–present)
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.
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.
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