Monday, 2 May 2011

Vivaris Arena Emsland Meppen

The "Vivaris Arena Emsland" is located in northern Meppen on Lathener Strasse. Construction on the site was finished in 1924 and the stadium was named "Hindenburg Stadion" two years later. In 1992 the stadium was re-named "Emsland-Stadion". A sponsorship deal in 2005 currently has the stadium branded as "Vivaris Arena Emsland". The stadium's largest ever crowd of 18,000 spectators watched SV Meppen play a 1982 friendly against FC Barcelona and their famous Argentinian striker Diego Maradona. Today the stadium has a capacity of 16,500.

From Wikipedia

Pictures taken from outside the stadium on May 1st 2011