Club: Borussia Mönchengladbach | Opening: 2004 | Capacity: 54,010 (16,145 standing)
History and description
Borussia-Park replaced Borussia’s old Bökelbergstadion, which by the 1990s had become severely outdated. Construction of the new stadium began in November 2002 and finished in 2004. Total costs of construction amounted to €86.9 million.
Borussia-Park officially opened on the 30th of July 2004. Two weeks later it hosted its first match, a Bundesliga match between Borussia M’Gladbach and Dortmund that ended in a 2-3 defeat for the hosts.
Borussia-Park counts a total of 1,758 business seats and a further 684 seats in VIP lodges. It has the option of converting parts of the South Stand into standing areas, hereby increasing capacity to 59,771. Vice versa, when the standing areas of the North Stand are converted into seats for international matches, capacity is reduced to 46,287 seats.
How to get to Borussia-Park
Borussia-Park is located on the south-western edge of the city of Mönchengladbach, slightly more than 4 kilometres from the city centre and about one kilometre more from the city’s main railway station.
The stadium lies very close to the A61, which runs west of the city. Take exit Holt, turn onto the Aachener Straße (away from the city), and a few hundred metres later right onto the Straße Am Borussia Park.
On matchdays take exit Nordpark instead, and follow the B230 in the direction of Nordpark. Signs will guide you to Borussia-Park.
If using public transport, one can take a shuttle bus from Mönchengladbach’s main railway station (Hauptbahnhof). On non-matchdays take bus 17 in the direction of Mönchengladbach Südwall. Buses run every ten minutes and the journey takes about 15 minutes.
Alternatively, there are shuttle buses that run from train station Rheydt Hauptbahnhof (to which there are regular trains from Mönchengladbach Hauptbahnhof).
Address: Hennes-Weisweiler-Allee 1, 41179 Mönchengladbach
Eat, drink, and sleep near Borussia-Park
Borussia-Park is located just outside the city limits of Mönchengladbach and there is therefore little around in terms of eating and drinking, which is better done in the city centre.
Click here for an overview of the hotels near Borussia-Park, and here for some alternatives in Mönchengladbach city centre. Staying in nearby and more attractive Düsseldorf may be a good alternative to staying in Mönchengladbach.
Tickets for Borussia matches can be bought online, by phone +49 (0) 1805 18 1900, at the Fan-Shop at the stadium, at the Fan-Shop at the Wallstraße 16 in Mönchengladbach’s city centre, or at the Fan-Shop in Shopping-Galerie Rheydt at the Stresemannstraße 1-7.
If tickets remain available, these can be bought at the stadium’s ticket windows on the day of the match. Borussia generally only sell out a few matches per season, but this can be more in a successful season.
Tickets come in four different price categories: A-D. Tickets for a category D match, the cheapest, range in price from €19.90 for a seat behind the goal to €44.50 for a central upper-tier seat at the main stand. Prices for category A matches, the most expensive range from €47.50 to €64.50. Most matches are category C or D though, but expect to pay more for matches against the likes of Bayern of Dortmund. Standing costs either €14.50 or €17.00 depending on the match.
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Borussia Mönchengladbach offer guided behind-the-scenes stadium tours that last about 90 minutes.
Tours tend to run on Friday afternoon, Saturday morning, and Sunday morning. Check Borussia’s official website for the current schedule.
Reservations are required, and can be made by phone +49 (0) 2161 9293 1526, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. For weekend tours reservations need to be made before Friday noon.
The tour costs €9.00.
Photos of Borussia-Park
Photo credits: www.stadiumguide.com