Saturday, 26 September 2009

Arminia Bielefeld v FC St. Pauli


Arminia Bielefeld 1 FC St. Pauli 0

Schüco Arena

September 26th 1pm Kick off
Attendance 23,800 (Capacity 28,000)
Weather Hot And Sunny +23
Ticket Seating 27 Euros
Stadium 4/5 Webcam
Referee (Christian Leicher Profile ) 1/5
Beer 2/5 (Krombacker Pils 400mls 3.50 Euros)
Entertainment 3/5
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My Route By Train
Gutersloh Hbf - Bielefeld Hbf 6mins
Bielefeld Hbf - Rudolf Oetker Halle 3mins Underground
5mins Walk To The Stadium

A Fact

Arminia played their first home matches at the Kesselbrink in downtown Bielefeld. They moved to a new ground at the Kaiserstraße (today: August-Bebel-Straße) in 1907 and to the Pottenau in 1910. In 1926, Arminia leased a ground from a farmer named Lohmann. The ground didn‘t look like a football pitch. The club member Heinrich Pahl said that the area looks like an Alm (German for alpine grassland). The stadium was known as the Alm. Arminia played its first match against Victoria Hamburg on 1 May 1926. The first grandstands were constructed in 1954. When Arminia won promotion to the Bundesliga in 1970, the Alm underwent a genereal development. A main stand with seats was built and the northern and eastern stands were enlarged. The Alm had a capacity of 30,000 and floodlights were installed. In 1978, a roof was added to the main stands and the other stands were enlarged again. The stadium had a capacity of 35,000 then.

When Arminia was relegated to the Oberliga in 1988, the northern and the southern stand were torn down because both stands didn‘t match the new safety regulations. The eastern stand was also made smaller and a roof was added. The capacity was reduced to about 15,000. After Arminia won promotion to the Bundesliga in 1996, the main and northern stands were demolished and completely rebuilt. The same happened to the south stand in 1999. In 2004, Arminia signed a sponsorship deal with Schüco and the stadium was named SchücoArena. From Wikipedia

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