Club: Eintracht Braunschweig | Opening: 1923 | Capacity: 23,325 (10,675 standing)
History and description
Eintracht-Stadion got built in 1923 when Eintracht was in need of a larger replacement for a ground they occupied on the Helmstedter Straße.
The stadium officially opened on the 17th of June 1923 with a friendly between Eintracht and FC Nürnberg (1-10). The main stand got completed one year later, after which the stadium could hold 24,000 spectators.
Eintracht-Stadion got almost completely rebuilt after the Second World War and could then hold 30,000 people. In 1955 it hosted the DFB-Cup final between Karlsruher and Schalke 04. It got further expanded to a capacity of 40,000 when Eintracht promoted to the Bundesliga in 1963.
In the 1970s, Eintracht-Stadion received additional cover and in 1979 was started with the construction of a new main stand that was to replace the old wooden main stand. Spiralling construction costs and relegation to the 2. Bundesliga however almost resulted in the bankruptcy of the club.
In the 1980s and early 1990s, Eintracht-Stadion slowly fell into disrepair and the southern curve was closed for the public and got slowly overgrown with bushes and trees.
Renovation works finally started in 1995 and included the construction of a new south curve, conversion of standing areas into seating, and new floodlights.
Works continued in the late 2000s with the construction of a new covered north curve. The last stage of the plans is currently under way and involves the renovation of the main stand, mainly aimed at adding and improving hospitality facilities. Capacity is expected to rise to just over 24,000 places.
Getting to Eintracht-Stadion
Eintracht-Stadion is located in the north of Brunswick (Braunschweig) at just over 2 kilometres from the city’s old town. The main railway station, which lies south of the old town, is about 5 kilometres away.
The stadium sits along the Hamburger Straße (K2), which runs from the old town in a straight line north toward the A391 motorway.
If arriving from the A2, take the A391 in southern direction (at 55-Kreuz). From the A391 take the exit toward Braunschweig Hansestraße, turn right onto the Hansestraße, and directly right again onto the K2. Follow the K2 south until reaching the stadium.
If arriving from the A39, which runs south of the city, take the A391 in northern direction. Follow for just over 6 kilometres and follow for A392 Zentrum at the Autobahnkreuz Ölper. Shortly after, turn left onto the K2 Hamburger Straße and follow until you reach the stadium.
If using public transport, the stadium can be reached with tram M1 or tram M2. Both can be caught from the main railway station or Rathaus or Hagenmarkt in the old town. Get off at stop Stadion if taking the M1, or at stop Gesundheitsamt if taking the M2. It is a 17-minute journey from the railway station and only 10 minutes from the old town.
Address: Hamburger Straße 210, 38112 Braunschweig
Eintracht Braunschweig Tickets
Sales point include the club office at Eintracht-Stadion and the Eintracht club shop at the Ritterbrunnen 7 in Brunswick’s old town.
Due to Eintracht’s recent successes attendances have shot up and remained high after their return to the 2. Bundesliga. While most matches won’t sell out and tickets can still be bought on the day on the gate, it is advised to buy tickets in advance for the high-profile matches.
Ticket prices range from €22.00 for a seat at the curve to €31.00 for a seat at the main stand. Standing costs €14.00. Tickets are €1.00 cheaper if bought in advance.
You can find a seating plan here.
Photos of Eintracht-Stadion
Relevant Internet links