Gerhard Hanappi Stadium

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Gerhard-Hanappi-Stadion
Sankt Hanappi
Hanappi-Stadion Nord.jpg
Former names Weststadion
Location Hütteldorf
Capacity 18,500
Construction
Opened 1977
Closed 2014
Architect Gerhard Hanappi
Tenants
Rapid Vienna

The Gerhard-Hanappi-Stadion is a football stadion in Hütteldorf, in the west of Vienna, Austria. It is the home ground of Rapid Vienna. It was officially opened in 1977 as "Weststadion" (Western stadium). In 1980 it was renamed, to honor its architect, Austrian football player Gerhard Hanappi. Among fans the stadium is also known as "Sankt Hanappi" (Saint Hanappi), which relates to the fans' slogan Rapid ist uns're Religion ("Rapid is our religion").

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Coordinates: 48°11′52″N 16°15′55″E / 48.19778°N 16.26528°E / 48.19778; 16.26528