Friday, 10 August 2012

VfL Bochum v Dynamo Dresden

2. Bundesliga
VfL Bochum 3 Dynamo Dresden 1
Rewirpower Stadion

Saturday August 4th 2012 3.30pm Kick Off 
Attendance 16,191 (Cap 29,448)
Weather Sunny And Warm +24

A Fact
In 1911 the Spiel und Sport Bochum leased a meadow from a local farmer as their new home ground.[1] The club played the first match at the new venue against the VfB Hamm in front of 500 spectators.[1] The TuS Bochum did not build a statium until after World War I as late as 1921.[1]
The stadium has a capacity of 29.448 people.[2] The original capacity was over 50,000 but was decreased by numerous modifications.[1]
The statium was expanded between March 1976 and July 1979 and the first game was between the VfL Bochum and SG Wattenscheid 09 on July 21, 1979.[2] This expansion could technically count as a complete rebuild, it's officially a expansion due to legal reasons.[3]
David Bowie performed at the stadium during his Serious Moonlight Tour on June 15, 1983.
In 2006, a 5 year naming rights deal was struck with Stadtwerke Bochum to rename the stadium "rewirpowerSTADION".[4] From Wikipedia