Red Bull Arena (Salzburg)
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|Former names||EM-Stadion Wals-Siezenheim, Bullen-Arena|
|Location||Stadionstraße, Wals-Siezenheim, Austria|
|Owner||SWS Stadion Salzburg Planungs- und Errichtungsgesellschaft m.b.H|
|Field size||105 x 68 m|
|Opened||March 8, 2003|
|Renovated||Summer 2005, May 6, 2006 - July 25, 2007|
|Construction cost||€ 45 million|
The Red Bull Arena (German pronunciation: [ʁɛd ˈbʊl aˌʁeːnaː]), known during and before the Euro 2008 football championship as the EM-Stadion Wals-Siezenheim [eːˈɛmˌʃtaːdi̯ɔn ˌvalzˈziːtsn̩haɪm], 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.
Its current seating capacity is 31,895. 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.
- Stadium official website
- Standard Austrian pronunciation. Standard Northern German pronunciation: [ʁɛt ˈbʊl ʔaˌʁeːnaː] ( listen).
- Standard Austrian pronunciation. Standard Northern German pronunciation: [ʔeːˈʔɛmˌʃtaːdi̯ɔn ˌvalsˈziːtsn̩haɪm] ( listen).
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