|View of the main grandstand|
Bundesstadion Südstadt (1967-2008)
|place||Johann Steinböck-Strasse 5b 2344 Maria Enzersdorf , Austria
|start of building||1965|
|opening||March 4th 1967|
|First game||March 4, 1967
FC Admira - FC Wacker Innsbruck 3-1
|playing area||105 × 64 m|
The BSFZ-Arena (also Bundesstadion Südstadt ) is a football stadium in the Austrian market town of Maria Enzersdorf in the state of Lower Austria . It is the home ground of the soccer club FC Admira Wacker Mödling . The facility offers 10,600 places and is located in one of the Federal Sports and Leisure Centers Austria (BSFZ).
The football stadium offered around 12,000 people and was built between 1965 and 1967. In 1970, the stadium hosted a record when only 1,800 spectators attended the ÖFB Cup final between FC Wacker Innsbruck and Linz ASK , which Innsbruck won 1-0.
The predecessor club of VfB Admira Wacker Mödling , SK Admira Vienna , was originally based in the Leopold Stroh Stadium in Jedlese on Hopfengasse . The former sponsor of the NEWAG / NIOGAS association, the predecessor of the Lower Austrian energy supplier EVN , had decided to relocate the association from the north of Vienna to Maria Enzersdorf in Lower Austria in the south of the city. The sponsor himself was also located in this location. He had the new Admira Stadium Südstadt built on his neighboring property. The club played until the construction of the new Südstadt stadium in Maria Enzersdorf in Hopfengasse, and after moving out in 1966, the club was handed over to Floridsdorfer AC , which still plays its home games there today.
Admira first moved to the Mödling stadium , home of VfB Mödling , for the 1966 autumn season , as the new Südstadt stadium was only completed with a delay. The opening of the new federal stadium in Südstadt finally took place on March 4, 1967 with the championship game Admira Energie against FC Wacker Innsbruck , which the home team won 3-1. The Admira striker Wilhelm "Willy" Kreuz scored the first goal in the new stadium .
The grass hills behind the gates are characteristic of the arena. Here, too, grandstands were to be built, which were ultimately not built due to lack of money.
After 41 years, the Südstadt stadium was renamed in summer 2008. It was called Trenkwalder Arena from 2008 to 2013. Major renovations were carried out in October 2008. Among other things, the floodlight system was completely renewed. A new television tower opposite the main stand has been providing more attractive television images since 2009.
In the spring of 2013, the association agreed with the state of Lower Austria and the federal sports center on third-party financing for necessary adaptation measures. Among other things, a new grandstand for the team's fan clubs is to be built on the lawn in the north of the stadium.
In August 2013 the renaming of the stadium in BSFZ-Arena was announced. In the summer of 2016, the pitch was heated under the lawn .
On July 28, 2016, the floodlights failed several times during the match between Admira Wacker Mödling and FC Slovan Liberec as part of qualifying for the UEFA Europa League . The ball rested for around 45 minutes.
In February 2020, FC Admira Wacker Mödling extended the lease contract for the stadium, which ran until 2023, until 2043.
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