Glücksgas Stadion

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Lennéstraße 12, Dresden, Germany
Glücksgas Stadion - a peek inside the Football stadium
Glücksgas Stadion - Dynamo Dresden fan shop
Glücksgas Stadion - Football stadium, seen from the city center (upper floor of Karstadt department store)
Glücksgas Stadion - Football stadium
Glücksgas Stadion - Football stadium

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Football (Soccer) stadium May 19, 2017
Like any German city with some self-respect Dresden has some football (for Americans: soccer) clubs where you can play the sport yourself or just watch. Currently Dynamo Dresden is the city's leading football club, they play in the 2nd league. Seems that after some turbulent years with some ups and downs Dynamo Dresden finally found solid ground, also financially.

Few people know that the Dresden English Football Club, founded 18 March 1874, was the first club outside the UK that played football after the rules that are still valid in our days. The oldest still existing club with a football team in Dresden is the Dresdner SC, founded 1898 by former members of the Dresden English Football Club. In the years 1942 and 1943 the DSC won the German Football Championship. One of the players was Helmut Schön, a native Dresdner, who later became very successful as the (West) German National team coach - in that position he won the World Championship 1974 and the European Championship 1972. He also was coach of the team that lost in Wembley vs. England in 1966 ... Nowadays the DSC is better known for track and volleyball.

Dynamo Dresden was founded on 12 April 1953. They were one of the most popular and most successful football clubs in East Germany - they won 8 East German championships and 7 league cups. The club has more than 20,000 members and is the largest sports club in East Germany. After disastrous management decisions - players like Kirsten, Sammer, Zickler left the club, the money was badly invested - the club was relegated to the 4th league in the 1990s. As said before, they're back in league 2, and despite occasional hooligan problems they are looking forward to a better future.

The club's stadium was named after a famous track athlete (800 m runner) from the DSC: Rudolf Harbig. In 2007 the decision to build a new stadium was made. The cost was more than 40 million Euro, it has a capacity of 32.066 people. It was opened in 2009. The official name is "Glücksgas Stadion" at the moment but no local would ever say that - it's either the Dynamo Stadion or the Rudolf-Harbig-Stadion.

If you want to see a match, buy your ticket well in advance. Prices are very affordable.

There is a museum on the history of football in the stadium, but it's only accessible occasionally, on guided tours. A shame IMO.
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Football stadium
Football stadium, seen from the ci…
Dynamo Dresden fan shop
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