Stadion Wals-Siezenheim

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Red Bull Arena
EM-Stadion Wals-Siezenheim zur Euro.jpg
Former namesEM-Stadion Wals-Siezenheim, Bullen-Arena
LocationStadionstraße, Wals-Siezenheim, Austria
OwnerSWS Stadion Salzburg Planungs- und Errichtungsgesellschaft m.b.H
Capacity31,895[1]
Field size105 m × 68 m (115 yd × 74 yd)
SurfaceLawn
Construction
Built2003
OpenedMarch 8, 2003
RenovatedSummer 2005, May 6, 2006 - July 25, 2007
Construction cost 45 million
ArchitectAzbie Nuredini
Tenants
Red Bull Salzburg
FC Liefering

Red Bull Arena ([rɛt ˈbʊl ʔaˌreːna], known for UEFA Euro 2008 as the EM-Stadion Wals-Siezenheim [eːˈʔɛmˌʃtaːdi̯ɔn ˌvalsˈziːtsn̩haɪ̯m] and during UEFA club football events as Stadion Salzburg[2]) is a football stadium in Wals-Siezenheim, a municipality in the suburbs of Salzburg, Austria. It was officially opened in March 2003 and is the home ground of FC Red Bull Salzburg. Previously, the club played at Stadion Lehen.

Overview[edit]

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 used 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.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Stadium official website
  2. ^ "UEFA Europa League - Salzburg-Krasnodar". UEFA. Retrieved 10 January 2017.

External links[edit]

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