All About Borussia Park Stadium

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The Borussia-Park (proper spelling: BORUSSIA PARK ) is the association’s own football stadium of football – Bundesliga club Borussia Mönchengladbach .It is located in the North Park Monchengladbach.

History 

The stadium is the center of the Area of ​​Sports in the North Park of the North Rhine-Westphalian city ​​of Mönchengladbach . The area was considered to be the 1996 Ayrshire Barracks North of the British Army of the Rhine. It is located in the district of Rheindahlen land in District West . 

After the groundbreaking on March 15, 2002, Hochtief began construction on November 13 of the same year. On July 30, 2004, the stadium was officially opened with a small tournament in which, in addition to Borussia, FC Bayern Munich and AS Monaco took part. 

For Bundesliga games, the stadium has a total of 54,022 spectators on 37,873 covered seats and 16,149 covered standing places. As standing places are not allowed at international games, the capacity for these games is limited to 46,287 spectators. The maximum capacity approved by building regulations is 60,250 spectators, which is achieved when the south curve – following the example of the north curve – is converted into standing room. The stadium has 45 business boxes with 684 seats and 2,064 business seats. The audience is divided into two tiers. In the lower tier there is space for 35,067 spectators at league games, of which 14,079 in the north curve and 2,066 in the guest block in the south curve. In the upper tier there are seats for 18,990 spectators. There are also 194 press spaces. 

In the Bökelberg Stadium , where Borussia previously played their home games, there was only space for 34,500 spectators, 8,722 of which were seated.

On the west side of the stadium is the administration building, which is also the main entrance to the 250 square meter sports bar. A total of 18,500 square meters is spread over five levels, which are located under the west stand. There is also a connecting passage to the Borussia-8-Grad building , which was opened on February 13, 2019. The building houses an H-Hotels hotel on seven floors , the new club museum, a new fan shop, medical practices, a rehabilitation center and office space. The investment volume was 31 million euros.

The Borussia Park area covers 264,000 square meters. Then are the stadium, the administrative building of the association with football boarding and restaurant at the Hennes-Weisweiler-Allee 1, the hotel with the built-in fan shop, the training ground and standardized on-site parking. The ten hectare training area is located in the southwest of the stadium. The site consists of seven large playing fields made of natural grass, a large playing field made of artificial turf, two football cages for training games, an athletic area with a runner’s hill and a coordination course.

The construction costs of the stadium amounted to 86.9 million euros. The stadium was financed with 7.65 million euros of its own funds, a syndicated loan of 43.45 million euros and a loan from the city of Mönchengladbach in the amount of 35.8 million euros.  After Borussia had completely repaid the syndicated loan on July 31, 2017, it also completely replaced the municipal loan with two new bank loans. The two new bank loans resulting from the debt rescheduling totaling 48 million euros are to be paid off by 2029. 

Borussia-Park is a category 4 stadium according to the UEFA stadium classification . 

The stadium was selected as one of the venues for the 2011 Women’s World Cup on September 30, 2008 . Borussia Park was the tournament’s third largest stadium after Berlin and Frankfurt . There were two preliminary round matches and a semi-final match.

During the summer break in 2015 at the stadium were new HD – video screens in 16: 9 format and a new sound system installed. The two video walls have an area of ​​77  square meters (previously 51 square meters in 4: 3 format).

Internationals 


So far, seven international matches of the German national soccer team have been played in the stadium.

Match DateTeamsResult
June 8, 2005Germany VS Russia2: 2 
June 2, 2006Germany VS Colombia3: 0
Oct 15, 2008Germany VS WalesFlag of Wales 1: 0
March 29, 2011Germany VS  Australia1: 2
June 1, 2014Germany VS Cameroon2: 2 
31 Aug 2016Germany VS Finland2: 0 
Nov 16, 2019Germany VS Belarus4: 0 
June 29, 2011Brazil VS Australia1: 0 
July 5, 2011France VS  Germany2: 4 
July 13, 2011France VS United States1 : 3

As part of the 2011 women’s soccer world championship, two preliminary round matches, including one with the participation of the German women’s national soccer team, and a semi-final in the stadium took place.

European Cups 

UEFA Champions League 2012/13

On August 21, 2012, the first European Cup match between Borussia Mönchengladbach and the Ukrainian representative Dynamo Kyie to qualify for participation in the 2012/13 UEFA Champions League took place in the stadium.

  • Aug 21, 2012: Germany Borussia Mönchengladbach – Dynamo KievUkraine 1: 3 (1: 2)
  • The following games took place in Borussia Park as part of the 2012/13 UEFA Europa League :
Group stage :
  •  Oct. 4, 2012: Germany Borussia Mönchengladbach VS Fenerbahçe Istanbul Turkey 2: 4 (1: 2)
  • Oct 25, 2012: Germany Borussia Mönchengladbach VS Olympique MarseilleFrance 2: 0 (1: 0)
  • Nov 22, 2012: Germany Borussia Mönchengladbach – AEL LimassolRepublic of Cyprus 2: 0 (0: 0)

Round of 16 :
  • Feb. 14, 2013: Germany Borussia Mönchengladbach VS Lazio RomeItaly 3: 3 (1: 0)

    UEFA Europa League 2014/15 
  • On August 28, 2014, Borussia Mönchengladbach played against the Bosnian representative FK Sarajevo in the play-off to qualify for participation in the 2014/15 UEFA Europa League in the stadium.
  • 28 Aug 2014: Germany Borussia Mönchengladbach VS FK SarajevoBosnia and Herzegovina 7: 0 (3: 0)


The following games took place in Borussia Park as part of the 2014/15 UEFA Europa League :

Group stage :
  • Sep 18 2014: Germany Borussia Mönchengladbach VS Villarreal FCSpain 1: 1 (1: 0)
  • 23 Oct 2014: Germany Borussia Mönchengladbach VS Apollon LimassolRepublic of Cyprus 5: 0 (1: 0)
  • December 11, 2014: Germany Borussia Mönchengladbach VS FC ZurichSwitzerland 3: 0 (1: 0)

Round of 16 :
  • Feb 26, 2015: Germany Borussia Mönchengladbach VS Sevilla FCSpain

UEFA Champions League 2015/16 


The following games took place in Borussia Park as part of the 2015/16 UEFA Champions League :

Group stage :
  • 30 Sep 2015: Germany Borussia Mönchengladbach VS Manchester CityEngland 1: 2 (0: 0)
  •  Nov 3, 2015: Germany Borussia Mönchengladbach VS Juventus TurinItaly 1: 1 (1: 1)
  • Nov 25, 2015: Germany Borussia Mönchengladbach VS Sevilla FCSpain 4: 2 (1: 0)

UEFA Champions League 2016/17 

On August 24, 2016 Borussia Mönchengladbach played against Young Boys Bern in the play-off qualifying second leg for participation in the 2016/17 UEFA Champions League in the stadium.

  • Aug 24, 2016: Germany Borussia Mönchengladbach VS Young Boys BernSwitzerland 6: 1 (3: 0)
Group stage :
  • 28 Sep 2016: Germany Borussia Mönchengladbach VS FC BarcelonaSpain 1: 2 (1: 0)
  •  Nov. 1, 2016: Germany Borussia Mönchengladbach VS Celtic GlasgowScotland 1: 1 (1: 0)
  • 23 Nov 2016: Germany Borussia Mönchengladbach VS Manchester CityEngland 1: 1 (1: 1)



UEFA Europa League 2016/17 

Third place after the group stage of the UEFA Champions League entitles the team to participate in the intermediate round of the 2016/17 UEFA Europa League . The opponent was Fiorentina .

Round of 16 :
  • Feb 16, 2017: Germany Borussia Mönchengladbach VS FiorentinaItaly 0: 1 (0: 1)
Round of 16 :
  • March 16, 2017: Germany Borussia Mönchengladbach VS FC Schalke 04Germany 2: 2 (2: 0)

UEFA Europa League 2019/20


The following games took place in Borussia Park as part of the 2019/20 UEFA Europa League :

Group stage :
  • 19 Sep 2019: Germany Borussia Mönchengladbach VS Wolfsberger ACAustria 0: 4 (0: 3)
  •  Nov. 7, 2019: Germany Borussia Mönchengladbach VS AS RomaItaly 2: 1 (1: 0)
  • December 12, 2019: Germany Borussia Mönchengladbach VS Istanbul BBTurkey 1: 2 (1: 1)


UEFA Champions League 2020/21

Group matches were held in Borussia Park as part of the 2020/21 UEFA Champions League . With Borussia Mönchengladbach’s first qualification for the round of 16, the home game should have taken place in Borussia Park. Due to the Corona crisis and the associated entry bans from Great Britain, which also applies to the Manchester City team , the game has been moved to the Puskás Aréna in Budapest .

Group stage :
  • Oct 27, 2020: Germany Borussia Mönchengladbach VS Real MadridSpain 2: 2 (1: 0)
  • Nov 25, 2020: Germany Borussia Mönchengladbach VS Shakhtar DonetskUkraine 4: 0 (3: 0)
  •  Dec. 1, 2020: Germany Borussia Mönchengladbach VS Inter MilanItaly 2: 3 (1: 1)

Concerts


So far the following concerts have taken place in the stadium.

  • June 6, 2006: Elton John and The Stories in front of 20,000 spectators
  • June 6, 2008: Herbert Grönemeyer, Philipp Poisel, and Dendemann in front of 40,000 spectators
  • July 5, 2013: Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band in front of 37,000 spectators 
  • Until 2014, the NATO Music Festival took place in the stadium every two years.
  • Concerts are currently mostly held in the neighboring hockey park.