Saturday, 13 February 2010

Hermann Löns Stadium Paderborn

Hermann Löns Stadium Paderborn

This stadium is the former home of SC Paderborn it was replaced by the Paragon Arena (Energieteam Arena) in 2008. It has a capacity of 10,222. Pictures taken on 12/2/2010

A Fact
The ground is known for the notorious German Cup contest played between SC Paderborn and First Bundesliga side Hamburger SV on August 21, 2004. Paderborn upset HSV 4:2 and it was revealed in January 2005 that the match referee, Robert Hoyzer, had taken money from Croatiangambling syndicates to fix the match using two wrongly awarded penalties and a questionable red card. It soon developed that the game was only one of a number in which game officials, coaches, and players accepted payment to influence the outcome. The resulting scandal was to become the biggest in German football in over thirty years, and was a major embarrassment to the country during its preparations to host the2006 FIFA World Cup. From Wikipedia

1 comment:

  1. I do miss the old stadion thank you for the photos.