Wolfsburg, Germany is a town in lower saxony founded officially as the Stadt des ‘Kraft durch Freude’-Wagens nahe Fallersleben for only one purpose: building cars. Volkswagen, the partly state-owned enterprise tries to make the city more worth living and has therefore built the Volkswagen Arena, home to the (Volkswagen supported) Verein für Leibesübungen Wolfsburg.Continue reading “Volkswagen Arena”
“The cup has its own rules”, we say when talking about the cup of the German football association (DFB-Pokal). In first round of 2014, my team had to play the Fussballverein Illertissen – an amateur team of the Regionalliga Bayern, located close to Ulm. As their own stadium was too small, they rented the Donaustadium, home to the SSV Ulm.
Something absolutely worth being put on your list is a visit to Madison Square Garden (“The Garden“, MSG) – a stadium for different sports and a concert hall in the center of Manhattan. It names itself “The World’s Most Famous Arena“, dates back to the year 1874 and is home to the New York Rangers (NHL), New York Knicks (NBA) and New York Liberty (WNBA).Continue reading “New York Liberty vs. Los Angeles Sparks”
The Allianz-Arena is the most important soccer stadium in Munich, Germany. In fact it is a gigantic temple for soccer and home to the two major clubs in München; the TSV 1860 München and the FC Bayern München. 75.000 supporters can find a place here and watch matches with an absolutely gorgeous view.
The Rheinstadion in Düsseldorf, Germany (sponsored name: “ESPRIT arena”) is a multifunctional arena which is pretty young: It has been built between 2002 und 2004. It is home to the soccer club Fortuna Düsseldorf – currently once again in the first German league – and offers space for 54.600 supporters.
If you want to watch soccer in Frankfurt am Main, Germany you’ll have to walk through a forest: the now called Commerzbank-Arena was named Waldstadion (stadium in the forest) in earlier days. It is the soccer stadium of Eintracht Frankfurt and is sometimes also used for ice hockey. Continue reading “Into the woods”
When you want to see the 1. FC Köln play soccer or watch goat Hannes (their mascot) jumping around you shouldn’t be afraid of heights. The RheinEnergieStadion or Müngersdorfer Stadion in Köln, Germany has very steep visitor stands – but therefore guarantees good views. Continue reading “Like on a mountain”
The Stadio olimpico is a multi-sport arena in Roma, Italy used especially by the soccer clubs Associazione Sportiva Roma S.p.A. (AS Roma) and Società Sportiva Lazio S.p.A. (Lazio Roma) which opened in 1932 and has space for up to 72000 visitors. It was used for different Olympic Games, soccer club championships and international soccer championships.Continue reading “Stadio olimpico”
Already when we made a stop at the motorway close to Nürnberg, Germany the staff was worried that we might win and the 1. FC Nürnberg (called Der Club) might loose its headcoach. Throughout the tour I had a lot of sympathy for the Clubberer – when walking to the stadium we were surrounded by families going to see the match; a friendly atmosphere I didn’t see anywhere else.Continue reading “Family business”