This article needs additional citations for verification. (December 2008) (Learn how and when to remove this template message)
Red Bull Arena (German pronunciation: [ʁɛd ˈbʊl aˌʁeːnaː]; known for UEFA Euro 2008 as the EM-Stadion Wals-Siezenheim [eːˈɛmˌʃtaːdi̯ɔn ˌvalsˈsiːtsn̩haɪm] and during UEFA club football events as Stadion Salzburg) is a football stadium in Wals-Siezenheim, a municipality in the suburbs of Salzburg, Austria. It was officially opened in March 2003 and is the home ground of FC Red Bull Salzburg. Previously, the club played at Stadion Lehen.
|Former names||EM-Stadion Wals-Siezenheim, Bullen-Arena|
|Location||Stadionstraße, Wals-Siezenheim, Austria|
|Owner||SWS Stadion Salzburg Planungs- und Errichtungsgesellschaft m.b.H|
|Field size||105 m × 68 m (115 yd × 74 yd)|
|Opened||March 8, 2003|
|Renovated||Summer 2005, May 6, 2006 - July 25, 2007|
|Construction cost||€ 45 million|
Its current seating capacity is 31,895. The stadium's previous capacity was 18,200, but was recently expanded to over 30,000 so that it was able to accommodate the 2008 European Football Championships.
The "EM Stadion Wals-Siezenheim" was the only stadium in the Austrian Bundesliga which used artificial turf. Polytan's FIFA 2-Star Recommended 40mm surface Ligaturf with a 25mm elastic layer was installed in 2005, but since Summer 2010 natural lawn has been used.
- Stadium official website
- Standard Austrian pronunciation. Standard Northern German pronunciation: [ʁɛt ˈbʊl ʔaˌʁeːnaː].
- Standard Austrian pronunciation. Standard Northern German pronunciation: [ʔeːˈʔɛmˌʃtaːdi̯ɔn ˌvalsˈziːtsn̩haɪm].
- "UEFA Europa League - Salzburg-Krasnodar". UEFA. Retrieved 10 January 2017.