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Alte Försterei, Berlin

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Stadion An der Alten Försterei is a football stadium in the German capital Berlin. It has been home to football club 1. FC Union Berlin and its forerunners since it was opened in 1920.The stadium's capacity was last redeveloped in 2009 and expanded in 2013. Some of the redevelopment work was carried out by over 2,300 Union Berlin supporters volunteering their services. During league matches the arena features a total capacity of 22,012 including 3,617 seats whilst the rest of the ground remains terracing.The stadium became also known for events like the annual "Weihnachtssingen" and the "WM-Wohnzimmer" in 2014.History1920-1966In 1920 SC Union Oberschöneweide had to find a new home ground as its former pitch had been built over by developers with residential buildings. The club moved a little further away from the city to the north-western part of the borough of Köpenick. The new stadium was officially opened in August 1920 with a match between Oberschöneweide and the then German champions 1. FC Nuremberg . The inaugural match in at the Alte Försterei had already been played on 17 March, when Union challenged Viktoria 89 Berlin- an illustrious club who had won the German Championship three times around the turn of the century - to a friendly.1966-todayWhen Union won promotion to the DDR-Oberliga (the top flight in East Germany) in 1966, the stadium soon needed to be expanded. The ground was first expanded in 1970 when the Gegengerade terrace was raised, whilst further extensions to the terracing at both ends in the late 1970s and early 1980s increased the capacity furthermore to 22,500.
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  • I have gone many times as I have been partner while lived year and half in Berlin and is a stadium very special, with an environment incredible and a people there very maja. Already not be can see a party of soccer as well in Spain.
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  • What should I continue as with any home game again a hot atmosphere! But what should tourists?
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  • Tradition in Berlin Köpenick. Close to the gameplay, relaxed watch football and at reasonable prices. Football heart, what do you want? Clear recommendation and be sure times past look!
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  • Great atmosphare during FC Union's matches. Best football experience in Berlin! Good view from all angles. Note that 3 stands (out of 4) are standing-only.
  • A great stadium located in the heart of a forest. The stadium was built by the fans, for the fans. An absolute gem of a ground.
  • Good atmosphere. But if you wanna stand and see something from the game, better come early
  • Sold out crowd for Union games. Lots of drunk fans, average squad/playing on that afternoon but lovely stadium, staff and ambiance.
  • Went to match on last friday night with my son who lives in Berlin (I am from Scotland) Best football atmosphere ever!! FC Union my new favorrite TEAM
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