Stadion Wals-Siezenheim

Red Bull Arena (German: [ɹɛt ˈbʊl ʔaˌʁeːna], known during the UEFA Euro 2008 as the EM-Stadion Wals-Siezenheim pronounced [eːˈʔɛmˌʃtaːdi̯ɔn ˌvalsˈsiːtsn̩haɪ̯m] and during UEFA club football events as Stadion Salzburg,[2]) 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.

Red Bull Arena
EM-Stadion Wals-Siezenheim zur Euro.jpg
Former namesEM-Stadion Wals-Siezenheim, Bullen-Arena
LocationStadionstraße, Wals-Siezenheim, Austria
Coordinates47°48′59″N 12°59′54″E / 47.81630°N 12.99820°E / 47.81630; 12.99820 (Stadion Wals-Siezenheim)
OwnerSWS Stadion Salzburg Planungs- und Errichtungsgesellschaft m.b.H
Capacity31,895[1]
Field size105 m × 68 m (115 yd × 74 yd)
SurfaceLawn
Construction
Built2003
Opened8 March 2003
RenovatedSummer 2005
6 May 2006 – 25 July 2007
Construction cost45 million
ArchitectAzbie Nuredini
Tenants
Red Bull Salzburg
FC Liefering

HistoryEdit

In 2011 the stadium hosted a friendly tournament known as the Salzburgerland Cup of four clubs. It features four teams: FK Austria Wien, FC Rapid București, Maccabi Haifa F.C. and FC Shakhtar Donetsk. To which Shaktar was declared the champions.[3]

OverviewEdit

Its current seating capacity is 31,895.[1] The stadium's original capacity was 18,200, but it was heavily expanded to over 30,000 so as 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.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Stadium official website
  2. ^ "UEFA Europa League - Salzburg-Krasnodar". Union of European Football Associations. Retrieved 10 January 2017.
  3. ^ "Salzburgerland Cup 2010/11 (Int/nal Tournaments) : Overview". Scorespro. 2011. Retrieved 29 March 2021.

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Coordinates: 47°48′58.55″N 12°59′53.62″E / 47.8162639°N 12.9982278°E / 47.8162639; 12.9982278