|place||Neunkirchen , Germany|
|owner||District town Neunkirchen (Saar)|
|opening||July 14, 1912|
|First game||April 7, 1912, Borussia Neunkirchen - Infantry Regiment 105 Strasbourg 6: 3|
|playing area||Natural grass|
The main user is the football club Borussia Neunkirchen , which played its Bundesliga games there for a total of three years . The sporting crash of Borussia prevented a steady expansion of the stadium; for example, there are still no floodlights .
The last time the Ellenfeldstadion was sold out was on August 30, 2003 in the DFB Cup match between Borussia Neunkirchen and FC Bayern Munich with 23,400 spectators. The Borussia Saarland League games are attended by an average of 500 spectators.
The first game in the Ellenfeld took place on April 7, 1912 against the Infantry Regiment 105 Strasbourg. The official inauguration of the square was not until July 14, 1912, when the first national Olympic competitions took place in the Ellenfeld. In 1921 the Ellenfeldstadion got its first grandstand , which was built on the English model and offered space for 4,000 spectators. The grandstand was made of wood and burned down in December 1928. In 1933 a new one was built in solid construction across from the old grandstand . In 1948 the club acquired the stadium grounds and the surrounding parcels, with three quarters of the back straight and part of the guest curve ("Spieser curve") remaining in the possession of the Neunkircher Schlossbrauerei. In 1990 the stadium was sold to the city of Neunkirchen for 1.2 million DM due to the threat of bankruptcy . In 2002 the main stand was completely renovated and received a new roof and red bucket seats. The official highest number of spectators (31,000) was reached on May 26, 1971 against 1. FC Nürnberg .
- Ellenfeld Stadium
- History of the Ellenfeldstadion ( Memento from August 14, 2017 in the Internet Archive )
- Tobias Fuchs, Jens Kelm: 100 years of the Ellenfeld Stadium. From the “Borussia sports field” to a place of remembrance . Ottweiler 2012.
- Tobias Fuchs: Ellenfeldstadion - stories from the cellar, in: Werner Skrentny (ed.), The big book of German football stadiums . New edition. Göttingen 2009, pp. 279-280.
- Wolfgang Rausch, Jens Kelm: Myth of the Ellenfeld Stadium, in: Borussia Neunkirchen (ed.): Myth of the Ellenfeld. 100 years of Borussia Neunkirchen . Neunkirchen 2005, pp. 271–281.