Stadion der Freundschaft (Frankfurt (Oder))

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Stadion der Freundschaft
Bundesarchiv Bild 183-20371-0002, Sportfest im Stadion der Freundschaft in Frankfurt-Oder.jpg
The Stadion der Freunschaft on 15 July 1953
Location Frankfurt (Oder), Germany
Coordinates 52°19′57.12″N 14°33′22.08″E / 52.3325333°N 14.5561333°E / 52.3325333; 14.5561333Coordinates: 52°19′57.12″N 14°33′22.08″E / 52.3325333°N 14.5561333°E / 52.3325333; 14.5561333
Owner City of Frankfurt (Oder)
Capacity 12,000
Record attendance 25,000 (15 July 1953)
Surface Grass
Construction
Built 1948–1953
Opened 12 July 1953
Tenants
Frankfurter FC Viktoria

The Stadion der Freundschaft is a multi-purpose stadium in Frankfurt (Oder), Germany with a current capacity of 12,000.[1]

History[edit]

The stadium was built in commemoration of the 700th anniversary of the city of Frankfurt (Oder). The opening game in the stadium was a match between SV Dynamo und Gwardia Kraków on 15 July 1953 in front of a record 25,000 fans.[1]

International matches[edit]

Before German reunification, the Stadion der Freundschaft hosted two friendlies of the East Germany national football team. After the fall of the Berlin Wall, the German Football Association staged two qualifying games for the UEFA European Under-21 Football Championships.[1]

Date Team #1 Result Team #2 Type Attendance Ref.
9 October 1974 East Germany East Germany 2–0 Canada Canada Friendly 2,000 [2]
17 April 1985 East Germany East Germany 1–0 Norway Norway Friendly 6,000 [3]
14 November 1995 Germany Germany U-21 7–0 Bulgaria Bulgaria U-21 EC-Q 9,300 [4]
5 September 1997 Germany Germany U-21 1–1 Portugal Portugal U-21 EC-Q 8,000 [5]

Athletics[edit]

On 22 September 1968, the East German athlete Margitta Gummel recorded a shot put world record (18.87 metres[6]) at the Stadion der Freundschaft.[1]

Current status[edit]

Nowadays the stadium is in a state of disrepair. The original floodlights as well as the scoreboard had to be taken down in 2000 due to a public safety risk.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "Die Heimat des FCV - "Stadion der Freundschaft"". fcvfrankfurt.de (in German). Retrieved 15 August 2010. 
  2. ^ "DDR – Kanada 2:0". DFB (in German). Retrieved 15 August 2010. 
  3. ^ "DDR – Norwegen 1:0". DFB (in German). Retrieved 15 August 2010. 
  4. ^ "Germany – Bulgaria 7:0". DFB. Retrieved 15 August 2010. 
  5. ^ "Germany – Portugal 1:1". DFB. Retrieved 15 August 2010. 
  6. ^ "12th IAAF World Championships In Athletics: IAAF Statistics Handbook. Berlin 2009" (PDF). IAAF. pp. 646–647. Retrieved 15 August 2010. 

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