Red Bull Arena (Salzburg)

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Red Bull Arena
Former namesStadion Wals-Siezenheim, EM Stadion Wals-Siezenheim
LocationSalzburg, Austria
OwnerStadion Wals-Siezenheim Errichtungsgesellschaft m.b.H. (SWS)
Capacity30,188
Field size105 x 68 m
Surfacelawn
Construction
Built2001-2003
Opened8 March 2003 (first match Austria Salzburg – FC Kärnten 1:1)
ExpandedSummer 2006 (for UEFA Euro 2008)
Construction cost€45 Million
ArchitectSchuster Architekten (Düsseldorf), Atelier Albert Wimmer (Wien)
Tenants
FC Red Bull Salzburg, FC Liefering

The Red Bull Arena is a football stadium in Salzburg, Wals-Siezenheim. It is the home ground of F.C. Red Bull Salzburg and FC Liefering. During the Euro 2008 football championship it was one of four venues in Austria. It has a capacity of 30,188. [1]

History[change | change source]

The arena was built in 2003 and opened on March 8th, 2003 with a match between SV Austria Salzburg vs. FC Kärnten. The score was 1-1. It replaced the Stadion Lehen. The building is not in the city of Salzburg but in the neighbouring borough of Wals-Siezenheim. For international matches the ground is called "EM Stadion Wals-Siezenheim". The architects were Schuster Architekten (Düsseldorf) and Atelier Albert Wimmer (Wien).[2] In 2005 two video boards were erected.

At this time the capacity was around 18,000 but was expanded to over 30,000 in 2006 because the ground was used for the Euro 2008. A second balcony was built. The new stadium was presented with a match against Arsenal F.C., in which Red Bull Salzburg won 1-0. After the Euro it was decided, despite of neighbour protests, that this balcony should stay for further use by Red Bull Salzburg. The stadium was the only one in Austria with an artificial turf, but since 2010 the arena has switched to natural grass. FC Red Bull Salzburg play their games here, which was rented from another owner. Therefore, the stadium is indirectly owned by the state of Salzburg.

Notable matches[change | change source]

Matches during the Euro 2008[change | change source]

Date Match Result
10 Juny 2008 Greece vs. Sweden 0:2
14 Juny2008 Greece vs. Russia 0:1
18 Juny 2008 Greece vs. Spain 1:2

Friendlys[change | change source]

Date Match Result
18. Jänner 2014 RB Salzburg vs. FC Bayern München 3:0
28. Juli 2021 RB Salzburg vs. Atletico Madrid 1:0
4. August 2021 RB Salzburg vs. CF Barcelona 2:1

International matches[change | change source]

Date Match Result
2011 FC Salzburg gegen Paris SG 2:0
17. August 2021 RB Salzburg vs. Brøndby IF 2:1
8. Dezember 2021 RB Salzburg vs. FC Sevilla 1:0

League matches[change | change source]

Date Match Result
23 March 2008 RB Salzburg vs. SK Rapid Wien 0:7
29 September 2013 RB Salzburg vs. SC Wiener Neustadt 8:1
10 August 2014 RB Salzburg vs. SV Grödig 8:0

Gallery[change | change source]

Other websites[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. "FC Red Bull Salzburg - Our ground". redbulls. Retrieved 2020-06-04.
  2. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2010-04-12. Retrieved 2011-04-08.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)