Saturday, 28 February 2009

Fortuna Düsseldorf v SV Sandhausen

Fortuna Düsseldorf 3 SV Sandhausen 2
LTU Arena
February 28th 2009 2pm Kick off
Attendance 9,278 (Cap 52,000)
Weather Cold + 3

Thursday, 26 February 2009

Germany v China

Women's Friendly International
Germany 1 China 1
Schüco Arena Bielefeld
February 23rd 2009 4pm Kick off
Attendance 17,326 (Cap 28,000)
Weather Cold And Wet + 2

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.
In 1996 rebuilding work began, first the North Stand was rebuilt and then the West Stand, bringing capacity to 22,512. In 1999 the South Stand was rebuilt increasing capacity to 26,601, and in June 2007 the capacity reached 28,008 following completion of the East Stand.
From Wikipedia