Wednesday, 13 January 2010

Arminia Bielefeld v Hannover 96

Test Match

Arminia Bielefeld 0 Hannover 96 1

Schüco Arena (Bielefelder Alm)
January 11th 2010 3pm Kick off
Attendance 1,200 (Capacity 28,000)
Weather Snowy Blizzards -8

A Fact

The football ground was opened in 1926, with land acquired from a farmer named Lohmann. The stadium got its former name (Alm) because it did not look like a football stadium in the first years and so one of Arminia's members said that just a few cows were missing in order to look like an Alm (English: alpine grassland). In 1957 it got its grass cover and the first grandstands were constructed.
Until 1971 the stands were all terraced, but with Arminia Bielefeld winning promotion to the Bundesliga, the first stand with seating was constructed. By 1978 3 new stands had been built and the stadiums capacity was 34,222. By 1985 serious structural problems had reduced the capacity to 18,500, and later to 15,000. Although Schuco is not included in Fifa Video Games Series they are included in Pro Evolution Soccer 2008 and name Blautraum Arena due to the stadium named not being licensed.
From Wikipedia