- Club name: Eintracht Braunschweig
- Ground name: Eintracht-Stadion
- Year ground opened: 1923
- Capacity: 25,540 (23,500 internationally)
- Web Site: http://www.eintracht.com/
The Eintracht-Stadion is currently the smallest stadium in the Bundesliga, although Freiburg's "Mage Solar Stadium" can accomodate only a mere 675 more spectators than the Eintracht-Stadion with 23,375. The stadium is quite old, haveing originally been opened in 1923, and it shows. This is due to the fact that Braunschweig was playing at most in the 2. Liga in the past nearly 30 years, thus not much has changed.
The stadium is very classical and still features a race outer ring, of note are the four huge floodlights, something thats you do not see in new stadiums any more. The stadium has a single tier that's basically the same height all around. Some place have line-of-sight obstructions due to the non-cantilevered roof, again something that is quite uncommon in German Bundesliga stadiums nowadays. The main stand is currently being upgraded, the opposite stand recently had new seats installed and now spells "BRAUNSCHWEIG" in yellow on blue, the club's colors.
Braunschweig's supporters (standig space) are located in the south curve, visiting supporters are locate in a part of the north curve.
How To Get There...
By Car & Where To Park
If you come by car, the address of the Eintracht-Stadion is " Hamburger Straße 210, 38112 Braunschweig, Deutschland".
You'll be coming either via the motorway A2 (from the north) or A 39 (south). Either way, head on to A 391 and at the four way interchange "Ölper", head towards A 392 / Hamburger Straße. Turn left at the first junction into "Hamburger Straß" and after 1 km (0.6 miles) the stadium is to your right.
There are basically no parking lots available close to the stadium, however you can park at Ohefeld (see this map) until it iss filled to capacity, from there its a walk of about 1.6 km (1 mile) to the ground. Traffic is a bitch close to the game anyway, so try to be at the stadium well in advance and just look out for a decent parking spot, maybe on the west of Hamburger Straße.
By Public Transportation
Trams M1 and M2 both run from the main station to the ground via the inner city. Tram M1 stops directly in front of the ground (stop "Stadion"), tram M2 stops around the corner at the public health department (stop "Gesundheitsamt"). Match tickets allow you free travel to and from the stadium from two hours prior to the game until end of business in zone 40 of the Braunschweiger Vekehrs-AG.
The Eintracht-Stadion has more or less four categories: standing places in the south and seating places in the north, east and west. Cheaper seats in the east stand are on the side, there are as well cheaper tickets with line-of-sight obstruction and a family block. You can see a detailed map of the stadium and the prices on this page (unfortunately, only in German).
- Category - 15 € (12.50 GBP)
- Main (west) stand - 32 €
- Opposite (east) stand 24 / 32 €
- North stand - 23 €
Last updated 22.11.2013
Braunschweig got promoted to the Bundesliga after 28 years in the 2. Liga and 3. Bundesliga after the 2012/13 seasons, thus the current season is the first one in the highest division since 1985. Demand for tickets is high this season and the stadium has been basically sold out for the first home games, in fact all home games in 2013 in the Bundesliga are already sold out. You can have a look at this page to see when general sale ("VVK-Start") starts. Tickets can bee booked via Eintracht Braunschweig's online ticket shop.
If a game is sold out, you might try your luck with the usual sources, for example Viagogo. As usual, fees are quite steep for these transactions, for example if ordering a ticket for 40 € (33,50 GBP), you'll currently end up paying around 60 € (50 GBP). Note that Viagogo is not an official partner of Eintracht Braunschweig.
- Season 2013/14: 23,005 (98.66%)
- Season 2012/13: 20,571 (80.5%)*
- Season 2011/12: 21,321 (83.5%)*
- Season 2010/11: 17,435 (68.3%)**
*: Eintracht Braunschweig was playing in the 1. Bundesliga
**: Eintracht Braunschweig was playing in the 2. Bundesliga
***: Eintracht Braunschweig was playing in the 3. Liga
Last updated 20.11.2014, Source: http://www.transfermarkt.de/