Allianz Stadion

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Allianz Stadion
Weststadion
Wien-Hütteldorf - Allianz-Stadion - 4 - Ansicht aus dem Parkhaus U4-Hütteldorf.jpg
LocationHütteldorf, Vienna
Capacity28,000
Construction
Built2014
Opened16 July 2016
Construction costc. ( 53 million)
Main contractorsStrabag
Tenants
Rapid Wien

The Allianz Stadion[1] is a football stadium which is built on the site of the former Gerhard Hanappi Stadium as the new home of SK Rapid Wien. In international matches the stadium has the no-commercial name Weststadion.[2] Demolition of the old stadium began in early October 2014, after a ceremonial farewell with thousands of fans. By January 2015 almost nothing was left of the old stadium, which allowed foundation works for the new arena.

The stadium was officially unveiled when Rapid Wien hosted Chelsea in a pre-season friendly on 16 July 2016.[3]

The first competitive match took place in the new stadium on 23 July 2016 when Rapid Vienna hosted SV Ried in the first round of the Austrian Football Bundesliga. Christoph Schößwendter scored the first competitive goal in the newly opened stadium in a 5-0 victory.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Allianz Stadion". SK Rapid Sportstättenbetrieb Gesellschaft m.b.H. Retrieved 2 June 2015.
  2. ^ http://diepresse.com/home/sport/fussball/national/4823625/Rapid_Fussballsiege-allein-genugen-nicht
  3. ^ "Eröffnung des Allianz Stadions am 16. Juli gegen Chelsea" (in German). SK Rapid Wien. 2016-04-26. Retrieved 2016-07-09.

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