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Our Home since 1920

Stadion An der Alten Försterei

Our home since 1920

The Stadion An der Alten Försterei is the home of 1. FC Union Berlin.

It is the largest purpose-built football stadium in Berlin and holds 22,012 fans (18,395 standing and 3,617 seats). The stadium's name is derived from an old forester's lodge adjacent to the current ground.

The stadium was officially opened on August 7 1920 and has undergone constant structural changes over the years. But the most important modernisations include the installation of floodlights in December 2000, the complete refurbishment and roofing of the terraces between June 2008 and July 2009, and the construction of a new main stand in 2013.

The construction activities throughout the 2008/2009 season were characterised by one special feature. The club's fans re-built their own stadium. More than 2,300 volunteers provided 140,000 hours of labour time, saving the club several million euros. Commitment on this scale is perhaps unprecedented worldwide and will likely remain so for some time.

The Stadion An der Alten Försterei has remained a majority standing-only stadium, even after the many renovations. In the age of the multi-purpose commercial arenas, their equal and opposite reactions are realised right here in the south-eastern district of Köpenick.

When you're here, you can see, hear and feel it for yourself!

A virtual tour of the stadium can be found here: www.altefoersterei.berlin

Stadium map
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