|Former names||Städtisches Stadion an der Hamburger Straße (1982–2008)|
|Built||1922 to 1923|
|Opened||17 June 1923|
|Renovated||1963-1964, 1995, 2009-2010, 2011-2013|
|Owner||Stadthalle Braunschweig Betriebsgesellschaft mbH|
|Construction cost||15 Million EUR (2009)|
23,325 (football matches)
|Eintracht Braunschweig (football; 1923–present)
Goslarer SC 08 (football; 2009–2010)
New Yorker Lions (American football)
Other sporting events hosted
DFB-Pokal Final (1955)
German Bowl (1995, 2000, 2002, 2004, 2006)
Eurobowl (2002, 2003)
German Athletics Championships (2000, 2004, 2010)
European Team Championships (2014)
The Eintracht-Stadion (German pronunciation: [ˈʔaɪ̯ntʁaxt ˈʃtaːdi̯ɔn]) is a multi-purpose stadium in Braunschweig, Germany. It is currently used for football and American football matches and is the home stadium of Eintracht Braunschweig and the New Yorker Lions. The stadium is able to hold 24,406 people and was built in 1923.
Up to the early 1920s, Eintracht Braunschweig played its home games at Sportplatz an der Helmstedter Straße, which held 3,000 people. The need for a bigger stadium lead to the construction of the Eintracht-Stadion, located at the Hamburger Straße in the northern part of the city, one of Braunschweig's main arterial roads, in 1923. The new stadium was opened on 17 June 1923 with a friendly against 1. FC Nuremberg. In 1955, the Eintracht-Stadion hosted the final of the DFB-Pokal, the German Football Association Cup, between Karlsruher SC and FC Schalke 04. Karlsruhe won the match 3–2.
In 1981, financial difficulties forced the club to sell the stadium to the city of Braunschweig. Subsequently, the stadium's official name was changed into Städtisches Stadion an der Hamburger Straße ("Municipal Stadium Hamburger Straße"). The stadium was renovated again in 1995, reducing the capacity to 25,000. In 2008, a group of local companies bought the naming rights to the stadium from the city and changed the name back into the original Eintracht-Stadion.
From 2009 until 2010 the northern stand was roofed and exapanded. From 2011 until 2013, the stadium was under reconstruction again, this time the main stand was modernized. The stadium's official capacity was reduced from 25,540 to 24,406.
The Eintracht-Stadion, which is one of the few remaining stadia with a running track in German professional football, is also used as a venue for athletics. The stadium hosted the German Athletics Championships in 2000, 2004, and 2010. In 2012, the European Athletic Association awarded Braunschweig the 2014 European Team Championships.
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