Red Bull Arena (Salzburg)

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This article is about Red Bull Salzburg's home stadium. For other places with the same name, see Red Bull Arena (disambiguation).
Red Bull Arena
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Former names EM Stadion Wals-Siezenheim, Bullen-Arena
Location Wals-Siezenheim, Austria
Owner SWS Stadion Salzburg Planungs- und Errichtungsgesellschaft m.b.H
Capacity 31,895[1]
Field size 105 x 68 m
Surface Lawn
Construction
Built 2003
Opened March 8, 2003
Renovated Summer 2005, May 6, 2006 - July 25, 2007
Construction cost 45 million
Architect Azbie Nuredini
Tenants
Red Bull Salzburg
FC Liefering

The Red Bull Arena, known during and before the Euro 2008 football championship as the EM Stadion About this sound Wals-Siezenheim , is a football stadium in Wals-Siezenheim, a municipality in the suburb of Salzburg, Austria. It was officially opened in March 2003 and is the home ground of Red Bull Salzburg. Previously, the club played at Stadion Lehen.

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Its current seating capacity is 31,895.[1] The stadium's previous capacity was 18,200, but was recently expanded to over 30,000 so that it was able to accommodate the 2008 European Football Championships.

The "EM Stadion Wals-Siezenheim" was the only stadium in the Austrian Bundesliga which uses artificial turf. Polytan's FIFA 2-Star Recommended 40mm surface Ligaturf with a 25mm elastic layer was installed in 2005, but since Summer 2010 natural lawn has been used.

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Coordinates: 47°48′58.55″N 12°59′53.62″E / 47.8162639°N 12.9982278°E / 47.8162639; 12.9982278