Allianz Stadion


* Address: Keißlergasse 3, Vienna
* Country: Austria
* Capacity: 28,000
* Opened: 16 July 2016
* Main use: Football
* Tenants: Rapid Wien (football)

Extra stadium info – Allianz Stadion

The construction costs of the venue, which is nicknamed Weststadion, were €53 million. It opened with a football match between SK Rapid Wien and Chelsea Football Club from London. Chelsea are among the most valuable sports clubs in the world. The match was won 2-0 by the home side and a capacity crowd of 28,000 showed up for the game. Rapid Wien drew an average home league attendance of 21,000 in their first-ever domestic league season at the Allianz Stadion. They won the Austrian top-flight football championship in 1912 for the first time in their history.

Rapid Wien had been tenants of the venue which opened as the Weststadion between 1977 and 2013. The stadium, which closed as the Gerhard-Hanappi-Stadion, made way for the Allianz Stadium. During its construction, Rapid Wien played their home matches at the Ernst-Happel-Stadion. Both Rapid Wien and arch-rivals Austria Wien originate from Hietzing. The matches between Rapid Wien and Austria Wien are known as Wiener Derbies. Rapid Wien is generally regarded as a working class club and Austria Wien is generally regared as a middle class club. Rapid Wien and their rivals Austria Wien became the first football clubs from Austria with 20 top-flight football league titles.

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