Club: SNK St. Pölten | Opening: 2012 | Capacity: 8,000 seats
History and description
The NV Arena replaced St. Polten’s old Voithplatz, which had been the home of the club and its predecessors since 1951. The Voithplatz was a very simple ground consisting of a small seater stand and bleachers on earth mounds, and with St. Polten’s increasing successes a more comfortable stadium was needed.
First plans for the new stadium were presented in 2006, but it took until early 2011 for building works to start. Construction took a little over a year and the new NV Arena opened on 7 July 2012 with a tournament including St. Polten, Rapid Wien, and Sparta Prague.
The NV Arena came at a cost of €18 million. The stadium is easily expandable to a capacity of 13,000 seats.
How to get to the NV Arena
The NV Arena is located in the north of the small city of St. Polten at a little over 3 kilometres from St. Polten’s city centre and main railway station.
The walk from the city centre takes 30 to 40 minutes, but it is quicker to catch bus 7 from the railway station for the 10-minute ride. Buses go every half an hour but there are a few extra services on matchdays. Get off at stop Bimbo-Binder Promenade or Ratzersdorfer See.
Bus 6 is an alternative. Get off at stop St. Pölten Landessportschule, from where it’s a small walk to the stadium.
Regular trains connect Vienna with St. Polten. The journey from Wien Hauptbahnhof to St Polten takes about half an hour.
There is furthermore an S-Bahn (commuter rail) station close to the NV Arena with direct connection to Vienna’s Franz-Josefs station, but service is infrequent and the journey takes over 2 hours so it’s quicker to go through St. Polten’s main railway station.
Address: Bimbo Binder Promenade 9, 3100 St. Pölten
St. Polten Tickets
Tickets cost either €18.00 for a seat behind the goal or €24.00 for a seat at the main stand. The other long side is a family section.