In the 21st century, architects and engineers are the artists of modern times. So, pack your passport and camera as we visit some of the most breathtaking stadiums from around the globe.
Stadion An Der Alten Forsterei (translated to stadium next to the old foresters house) opened in 1920. Terraced on three sides there are just 3,617 seats, all located in the main stand (haupttribune). The stadium has been the focus of redevelopments over the last 30 years which have resulted in a modern, bright and fit for purpose stadium.
Fashion, finance, and Fortuna are just three reasons people visit Dusseldorf. Add the renowned local Altbier, the picturesque Aldstadt and some amazing avant-garde architecture and your 1970’s stereotype of Dusseldorf as an industrial relic quickly vanishes. The Esprit-Arena, home of the mighty Fortuna since 2004, encapsulates the transformation.
The vociferous home fans, housed in terraces at the NordKurve end of the ground do their best. As the match intensity grows, both home and away fans rise to the occasion and produce an impressive backdrop to the on-pitch action.
The atmosphere at the Weserstadion is positive, even when Werder Bremen is experiencing a tough season. With only a small ‘away’ allocation it is left to the home fans to make the majority of the noise. Weserstadion has hosted international football, but was sadly overlooked as a venue for the 2006 World Cup. A recent interview with former player Sandro Wagner suggested playing at the Weserstadion “still makes the hairs on the back of his neck stand up.”