Stadion an der Bremer Brücke

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Stadion an der Bremer Brücke
Bremer Brücke
Former namesOsnatel Arena (2004-2016)
LocationOsnabrück, Germany
OwnerVfL Osnabrück Stadion GmbH & Co. KG
OperatorVfL Osnabrück GmbH & Co. KGaA
Field size105 × 68
Broke ground21 November 1931 (1931-11-21)
Opened22 May 1933 (1933-05-22)
VfL Osnabrück

Stadion an der Bremer Brücke or Bremer Brücke is a football stadium in the Schinkel district of Osnabrück, Germany. It is used mostly for football matches and is the home stadium of VfL Osnabrück. The stadium currently holds 16,100 people and was opened in 1933.

From the 1970s, the stadium consisted of the Grandstand ("South Stand"), two roofed terraces behind the goals ("East Stand" and "West Stand"), and an uncovered terrace opposing the grandstand ("North Stand"). On 1 April 2008, demolishing works of the very old North Stand started to make way for a modern entirely roofed stand to be built at the site. The new stand was opened in August 2008; however, there has been controversy with a local resident whose property is situated very close to the ground. For this reason, the stand could not be fully completed earlier than 2011. With the construction of the new stand, the overall stadium capacity decreased to 16,667, but seating capacity rose to 6,192.

The name, which can be translated as "Stadium at Bremen Bridge", comes from a neighbouring railway bridge of the Osnabrück–Bremen railway line. In 2004, the local telecommunications company "Osnatel" bought naming rights for the stadium and it was renamed to "Osnatel Arena". As the contract expired in 2016, the stadium got back its traditional name.

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Preceded by
Ullevaal Stadion
UEFA Women's Euro
Final Venue

Succeeded by
Aalborg Stadium

Coordinates: 52°16′51″N 8°04′16″E / 52.28083°N 8.07111°E / 52.28083; 8.07111