The Eintracht-Stadion is a soccer and athletics stadium located in Brunswick, Germany. The stadium is home to the Eintracht Brunswick soccer team and the Brunswick Lions American soccer team.
Until the early 1920s, Eintracht Braunschweig played its home games at the Sportplatz an der Helmstedter Straße, which held 3,000 people. The need for a larger stadium led to the construction of the Eintracht-Stadion in 1923, located on Hamburger Straße in the north of the city, one of Braunschweig’s main thoroughfares. The new stadium was inaugurated on June 17, 1923 on the occasion of a friendly match against 1. FC Nürnberg. In 1955, the Eintracht-Stadion hosted the final of the DFB-Pokal, the German Football Association Cup, between Karlsruher SC and FC Schalke 04. Karlsruhe won the match 3-2.
Originally, the stadium could accommodate up to 24,000 people, but with the introduction of the new German Bundesliga in 1963, the capacity was increased to 38,000.
In 1981, financial difficulties forced the club to sell the stadium to the city of Braunschweig. Subsequently, the official name of the stadium was changed to Städtisches Stadion an der Hamburger Straße (“Municipal Stadium Hamburger Straße”). The stadium was renovated again in 1995, reducing the capacity to 25,000 seats.
In 2008, a group of local companies bought the naming rights of the stadium from the city and renamed it Eintracht-Stadion.
From 2009 to 2010, the north stand was covered and expanded. From 2011 to 2013, the stadium was again under reconstruction, this time the main stand was modernized. The official capacity of the stadium was reduced from 25,540 to 24,406 seats.
Latest Update - 22.03.2023