Old Tivoli

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Old Tivoli
Tivoli, Aachen, Flutlicht.jpg
The Old Tivoli in Aachen
Location Aachen, Germany
Coordinates 50°47′23″N 6°5′38″E / 50.78972°N 6.09389°E / 50.78972; 6.09389Coordinates: 50°47′23″N 6°5′38″E / 50.78972°N 6.09389°E / 50.78972; 6.09389
Owner Alemannia Aachen (1928-1968)
Stadt Aachen (1968-2012)
Capacity 21,300
Surface Grass
Construction
Built 1925–1928
Opened 1928
Renovated 1953
Expanded 1957 & 1980
Closed 2011
Tenants
1928-2009 Alemannia Aachen
2009-2011 Alemannia Aachen II

The Old Tivoli in Aachen, Germany, was the stadium of Aachen's best known football team Alemannia Aachen until 2009.

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In 1908, the city of Aachen leased the area of the old manor Tivoli to the club, named after the inn Gut Tivoli which was located there since the 19th century, in turn taking its name from the town of Tivoli in central Italy. The club later built a football ground there. In 1925 more land was added to the lease, and the construction of the stadium was started. Inaugurated on 3 June 1928 it had a capacity of 11,000.

After World War II Alemannia Aachen played in the Oberliga West, and the stadium became too small. In September 1953 a standing tribune was built (the Würselener Wall.) It wasn't until 1957 that seats were added to the tribune and lighting for nighttime events. The new stadium was inaugurated on 28 August 1957 with a game against RCD Espanyol. Additional seating areas were also later constructed.

On 17 May 2008, Alemannia Aachen began building a new stadium also named Tivoli nearby, which replaced the old stadium on 17 August 2009. The demolition of the old Tivoli, which should have begun in June 2011, was postponed, but started with a press conference on 26 September 2011. The 10,300 sqm large plot of land was later sold by the city to built single-family houses, a supermarket and office spaces.

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