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FAC- Platz
Former namesAdmira-Platz
Job Consulting Arena
LocationVienna, Austria
Capacity3 000
Floridsdorfer AC, SV Stripfing

The FAC-Platz is a football stadium in the 21st district of Floridsdorf in the Austrian capital Vienna. It was the home ground of the eight-time Austrian champions Admira. Today it is the homeground of Floridsdorfer AC in the 2. league. In the 2023-24 season it is also be the home of SV Stripfing, which does not have a stadium suitable for the second league. The stadium has a capacity of 3 000 places, 850 places are seated. [1]

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In August 1933 Admira moved from Deublergasse to the former Vorwärts XXI ground in Hopfengasse. In contrast to Deublergasse, this newly built facility now had everything a large sports club needed: running track, training ground, boxing ring and tennis courts . [2]At that time the stadium held around 15,000 spectators.[3]

From July 1944 to April 1945 there was a subcamp of the Mauthausen concentration camp at Hopfengasse 8. At that time, there were barracks for around 2,000 concentration camp prisoners and forced laborers on today's FAC site.[4]

After Admira moved to the southern part of the city in 1966 the FAC took over the place. In 1987 the ground was renamed Leopold-Stroh-Stadion, in honor of the former FAC player Leopold Stroh (1917–1985). In 1994 a grandstand for around 500 spectators was built and in 2002 a VIP club area was set up.[5] In March 2018, the stadium was renamed the Job Consulting Arena and in the following 2018/19 season it was renamed FAC-Platz.

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