Stadion Wiener Neustadt

Stadion Wiener Neustadt, the home stadium of Austria’s 2nd league club SC Wiener Neustadt, may be the most cute football stadium in the world because the stadium was named after teddy bear and plush(Teddybären- und Plüsch-Stadion) on 13 March 2017. “There are many arenas in Austria, our name is certainly unique.” said the club CEO, Katja Putzenlechner. However, the stadium could only use the name of teddy bear until the end of 2016-17 Eerste Liga in June.

Teddybären- und Plüsch-Stadion is a professional stadium in Wiener Neustadt, Austria and mostly used for football matches. Besides, it has been used for speedway racing. Opened on 19 May 1955, the stadium hosted the Austrian Cup in the 1964-65 season and the European Cup Winners’ Cup in the 1965-66 season. The Austrian Supercup final was held in the stadium in 1992.

Fans are able to visit there when there are no matches being held so as to feel the excitement.

SC Wiener Neustadt won the Austrian First League in the 2008-09 season.

The country Austria is known for music and there are many world-famous musicians, including Joseph Haydn, Mozart, Franz Schubert and Beethoven who was born in Germany but lived in Austria for a long time. These music masters have left Austria with extremely rich cultural heritage. The Salzburg Festival in Austria is one of the oldest, highest-level and largest classical music festivals in the world. The annual Vienna New Year’s Concert is the most popular concert in the world. Built in 1869, the Royal Opera House (now known as the Vienna State Opera) is one of the world’s most famous opera houses.

Ernst Happel Stadion

Ernst Happel Stadion lies in Meiereistraße 7, Vienna, Austria. According to the design of a German architect, it was constructed from 1929 to 1931. In the memory of Ernst Happel, the stadium changes its name after the person’s death. In 2008, seven matches of UEFA have been held at the the football stadium, certainly including the final, where the Spain defeated Germany.

At the very beginning, Ernst Happel Stadion was named as Prater Stadium for its specific location. At that time, Ernst Happel Stadion was widely taken as a modern stadium in Europe for its short discharge time. Approximately 60,000 spectator could get out of the football stadium only in seven to eight minutes. In the National Socialist Era, the football stadium is used as a special military base and a temporary prison.

After this special period, the football stadium was reconstructed and used as a place for sports events. The original capacity of the football stadium increased to 92,708 spectators after the expansion in 1956.