The Stadion An der Alten Försterei is the home of 1.FC Union Berlin.
This 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, in which the club's main offices are currently located.
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 standing areas 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 built their own stadium. More than 2,300 volunteers provided 140,000 hours of labour time and saved 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 almost remained a standing-only stadium, even after the many renovations. In the age of the multi-purpose commercial arenas, the counter-balance is realised and lived here in the south-eastern district of Köpenick.
When you're here, you can feel it for yourself!