Lost grounds

Lost grounds are stadiums and sports grounds which were demolished or renewed for more than 50 percent since I’ve visited.

Totally demolished (33)
Austria – Innsbruck – Stadion Tivoli (14.689)
Austria – Salzburg – Stadion Lehen (14.457)
Belgium – Dessel – Stadion Lorzestraat (4.000)
Belgium – Gent – Jules Ottenstadion (12.400)
Denmark – Fredericia – Fredericia Stadion (8.000)
Denmark – Nørresundby – Nørresundby Stadion (6.000)
England – London – Arsenal Stadium (40.800)
France – Nice – Stade Municipal du Ray (17.415)
Germany – Aachen – Alter Tivoli (21.300)
Germany – Berlin – Sportplatz Kynaststraße (1.000)
Germany – Berlin – Sportplatz Roelckestraße (2.000)
Germany – Berlin – Stadion an der Neuendorfer Straße (10.000)
Germany – Brandenburg – Sportplatz am Grillendamm Süd (2.000)
Germany – Brandenburg – Sportplatz Anton-Saefkow-Allee (2.000)
Germany – Dortmund – Ascheplatz Strobelallee (1.000)
Germany – Essen – Georg-Melches-Stadion (21.000)
Germany – Essen – Grugastadion (33.000)
Germany – Frankfurt – Sportplatz am Römerhof (1.500)
Germany – Gera – Stadion der Freundschaft, Platz 3 (Asche, 1.000)
Germany – Mönchengladbach – Bökelbergstadion (34.500)
Germany – Pirmasens – Stadion Horeb (10.000)
Germany – Sadenbeck – Arena „Auf Kuckuck“ (2.000)
Germany – Sindelfingen – Floschenstadion (5.000)
Budapest – Bozsik József Stadion, B-palya (1.000)
Ireland – Dublin – Belfield Park (4.500)
Scotland – Paisley – Love Street (10.800)
Slovakia – Bratislava – Štadión Petržalka (11.000)
Sweden – Solna – Råsunda fotbollsstadion (36.608)
Switzerland – Zürich – Stadion Hardturm (18.000)
Turkey – Eskisehir – Eskisehir Atatürk Stadyumu (13.520)
Turkey – Istanbul – Mimar Yahya Bas Stadi (7.589)
USA – New Jersey – Giants Stadium (90.000)
Wales – Bangor – Farrar Road (5.000)

To be demolished soon (8)
England – London – Griffin Park (12.763)
Germany – Berlin – Friedrich-Ludwig-Jahn-Sportpark (30.000)
Germany – Forst – Stadion am Wasserturm (8.000)
Germany – Gera – Stadion der Freundschaft (15.000)
Germany – Pforzheim – Holzhofstadion (12.000)
Luxembourg – Luxembourg City – Stade Josy Barthel (8.125)
Poland – Opole – Stadion Miejski (11.600)
Poland – Szczecin – Stadion Arkonii (5.000)

Not demolished, but ruinous (6)
Czech Republic – Brno – Stadion Za Lužánkami (50.000)
Germany – Barnewitz – Sportplatz Barnewitz (“Kraterstadion” / 1.000)
Germany – Essen – Mathias-Stinnes-Stadion (11.000)
Germany – Ludwigshafen – Südweststadion (60.000)
Germany – Riesa – Ernst-Grube-Stadion (10.000)
Poland – Poznań – Stadion im. Edmunda Szyca (60.000)

Renewed but with the same pitch (49)
Albania – Tirana – Stadiumi Qemal Stafa (20.000)
Belgium – Antwerp – Bosuilstadion (16.649)
Czech Republic – České Budejovice – Fotbalový stadion Střelecký ostrov (10.000)
Czech Republic – Hradec Králové – Všesportovní stadion (25.000)
Czech Republic – Jablonec nad Nisou – Stadion Střelnice (8.000)
Czech Republic – Ostrava – Bazaly (17.372)
Czech Republic – Plzeň – Stadion města Plzně (35.000)
Denmark – Hjørring – Hjørring Stadion (7.500)
Germany – Aue – Erzgebirgsstadion (16.000)
Germany – Berlin – Stadion an der Alten Försterei (18.100)
Germany – Chemnitz – Stadion an der Gellertstraße (18.700)
Germany – Duisburg – Wedaustadion (32.000)
Germany – Erfurt – Steigerwaldstadion (23.600)
Germany – Frankfurt – Stadion am Bornheimer Hang (18.000)
Germany – Frankfurt – Waldstadion (57.000)
Germany – Fürth – Stadion Ronhof (27.000)
Germany – Gelsenkirchen – Parkstadion (62.000)
Germany – Halle – Kurt-Wabbel-Stadion (20.000)
Germany – Hamburg – Wilhelm-Koch-Stadion (24.000)
Germany – Heidenheim – Albstadion (5.000)
Germany – Karlsruhe – Wildparkstadion (30.000)
Germany – Kiel – Holstein-Stadion (12.000)
Germany – Memmingen – Stadion an der Bodenseestraße (6.000)
Germany – Offenbach – Stadion Bieberer Berg (14.000)
Germany – Saarbrücken – Ludwigsparkstadion (35.300)
Germany – Sondershausen – Sportzentrum am Göldner (5.700)
Germany – Stendal – Altes Stadion am Hölzchen (12.000)
Germany – Tangermünde – Altes Stadion am Wäldchen (4.000)
Germany – Zwickau – Westsachsenstadion (14.200)
Greece – Athinai – Olimpiako Stadion Spyros Louis (60.000)
Hungary – Budapest – Puskás Ferenc Stadion (65.000)
Italy – Bergamo – Stadio Atleti Azzuri d`Italia (26.638)
Italy – Torino – Stadio delle Alpi (67.229)
Italy – Udine – Stadio Friuli (41.652)
Lithuania – Kaunas – S. Dariaus S. Gireno Stadionas (9.180)
Poland – Bytom – Stadion im. Edwarda Szymkowiaka (5.500)
Poland – Poznań – Stadion Lecha (22.000)
Poland – Poznan – Stadion przy Drodze Dębińskiej (2.500)
Poland – Świętochłowice – Stadion OSiR Skałka (26.000)
Poland – Szczecin – Stadion Miejski im. Floriana Krygiera (17.783)
Poland – Warszawa – Stadion Hutnika (8.000)
Romania – București – Stadionul Ghencea (28.978)
Romania – București – Stadionul Guilesti Valentin Stănescu (19.100)
Slovakia – Nitra – Štadión pod Zoborom (11.384)
Sweden – Göteborg – Gamla Ullevi (11.800)
Switzerland – Bern – Wankdorf-Stadion 38.000
Switzerland – Zürich – Letzigrund (16.700)
Turkey – Istanbul – Inönü Stadi (32.000)

Renewed with a slightly moved or turned pitch* (22)
Czech Republic – Cheb – Stadion Lokomotiva (15.000)
Czech Republic – Praha – Stadion Eden (18.000)
England – London – White Hart Lane (36.763)
Germany – Augsburg – BZA Paul Renz (10.000)
Germany – Dresden – Rudolf-Harbig-Stadion (38.500)
Germany – Düsseldorf – Rheinstadion (55.000)
Germany – Hamburg – Volksparkstadion (59.000)
Germany – Hamburg – Sportanlage Jahnhöhe (6.000)
Germany – Hannover – Eilenriedestadion (5.000)
Germany – Hannover – Niedersachsenstadion (44.000)
Germany – Köln – Müngersdorfer Stadion (50.000)
Germany – Magdeburg – Ernst-Grube-Stadion (32.000)
Germany – Mönchengladbach – RSV-Stadion (20.000)
Germany – Rostock – Altes Ostseestadion (25.500)
Hungary – Budapest – Albert Flórián Stadion (18.100)
Hungary – Budapest – Hidegkuti Nándor Stadion (12.700)
Hungary – Budapest – Bozsik József Stadion (15.000)
Italy – Modena – Stadio Alberto Braglia (16.000)
Poland – Warszawa – Stadion Hutnika (8.000)
Slovakia – Bratislava – Štadión Tehelné pole (30.087)
Slovakia – Dunajská Streda – Mestský štadión (11.000)
Turkey – Istanbul – Kartal Stadi (7.109)

* Slightly moved means that the area of the old pitch touches the area of the new pitch. An example is Albert Flórian in Budapest where the ground is just moved for about 60 metres. Not an example are Arsenal (Highbury / Emirates Stadium) or Aachen (Alter Tivoli / Neuer Tivoli), where the old stadium and the new one are pretty close to each other, but the area of the new pitch doesn’t touch the area where the old pitch was.

Last update: 16/11/2020

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