|Lettering and coat of arms above the entrance area|
Holstein-Platz (until 1965)
|place||Westring 501 24106 Kiel , Germany
|owner||City of Kiel|
|opening||October 15, 1911|
|First game||Holstein Kiel - Berlin FC Preussen 3: 4|
|Renovations||1922, 1927, 1949, 1957, 1975, 1978, 2004, 2006, 2009, 2011, 2013, 2015, 2017, 2018, 2019|
|costs||14,500 gold marks (1911)|
|playing area||105 m × 68 m|
The Holstein Stadium is the largest football stadium in the Schleswig-Holstein state capital, Kiel, and home to the Holstein Kiel football club . The stadium is located in the north of Kiel in the Kiel-Wik district , around five kilometers from Kiel Central Station.
Holstein Kiel has been playing its home games here since 1911. It is one of the oldest and most traditional venues in German football. The venue is one of the twenty oldest in Germany and the oldest in Schleswig-Holstein. In addition to a restaurant, the stadium area also includes a gym and a training ground behind the north stand, which is named Ernst-Föge-Platz after the former President of Holstein Kiel (1921–1930 and 1948–1949) .
Location and transport links
The Holstein Stadium is located in the geographical north of Kiel in the Kiel-Wik district, not far from the Kiel Canal . The stadium can be reached via various approaches. The bus routes 91 and 91S serve the stadium directly (stop “Am Stadion” and “Holstein-Stadion”) for visitors from the direction of Kiel Central Station. The lines 11, 501/502, 900/901 also serve the stadium from the direction of the main train station with a walk of about 5 minutes (stop “Hanssenstraße” or “Belvedere”).
Those arriving by car from the direction of Hamburg can take the federal highway 7 to the Bordesholm triangle , from there to the federal highway 215 and then to the exit for the federal highway 76 towards the stadium. Those arriving by car from the direction of Denmark / Flensburg can take the federal motorway 7 to the Rendsburg interchange , from there to the federal motorways A 210 and A 215 and then take the federal highway 76 towards the stadium.
Beginnings and establishment of the sports field (1911–1945)
Holstein's plan to build its own sports field was announced after winning the North German championship and German runner-up in 1910. At that time, the public urban playgrounds were no longer sufficient for the steadily growing following of Holstein, and the board of directors unanimously decided in May 1911 to build their own sports field on the area of today's Holstein Stadium. After four months of construction, the sports field was officially opened as Holstein-Platz on October 15, 1911 with a friendly against FC Preussen from Berlin (3: 4). The costs at that time amounted to 14,500 marks , of which the space cost 8800 marks and the wooden grandstand with a capacity of 200 spectators cost 5700 marks. Until the outbreak of the First World War in 1914, further neighboring areas around Holstein-Platz were leased and the area was thus enlarged.
Before the Holstein-Platz was built, Holstein and his later merger partner, the 1. KFV, played at different locations in Kiel. First, the 1. KFV played on a small sports field on Eckernförder Allee (corner of Hohenzollernring) and then on the parade ground at Vieburger wood with changing rooms on the forest meadow. The very first soccer match ever played in Kiel took place on December 2nd, 1900 between 1. KFV and Altona 93 (0: 4). The 1. KFV was forced to change the venue six times between 1900 and 1907, which was mainly due to the lack of space due to the considerable construction activity in the booming Reichskriegsshafen city of Kiel at the beginning of the century. Holstein played at the beginning on Adolfplatz and from the end of 1902 on the playground on Gutenbergstrasse. Since 1907 they played like the 1. KFV on the newly opened municipal sports and playground on Eckernförde Chaussee ( today Nordmarksportfeld ). In 1914, the 1. KFV also built its own sports field near the municipal sports and playground on Eckernförder Chaussee, but the club gave up the venue after the merger with Holstein in 1917.
The Holstein-Platz was expanded and enlarged in 1922 after a devastating tornado in autumn 1921, the force of which destroyed the first Holstein grandstand. Despite increasing inflation difficulties, a new grandstand with a capacity of 420 spectators with five changing rooms, washrooms and an attendant's apartment was completed on the opposite side of the first grandstand (today the back straight). The grandstand, made of stone and wood, was inaugurated on August 6, 1922 with a friendly against Kilia Kiel (3-0). The costs at that time amounted to 600,000 marks. In addition, standing crossbars were built so that the stadium could accommodate 8,000 spectators during a friendly game against SpVgg Fürth in 1923 . The spectator seats were then widened and raised like a ramp. Additional areas were acquired, so that at the end of 1926 the club had a total of five playing fields on the site. In 1927 and 1928 a general renovation took place with the aim of doing justice to the constant interest in football. New standing cross beams with steps were added and a further 650 seats were installed in front of the grandstand, so that a total of 15,000 seats was achieved. For the athletics department, a cinder track with the appropriate dimensions was built around the field. At that time the Holstein-Platz was the venue for athletics championships and competitions several times due to its well-known, good cinder track. The total cost of the renovation in 1927-28 amounted to 70,000 Reichsmarks . In May 1943, the stadium offered 18,000 spectators for the quarter-finals of the German championship against FC Schalke 04 (4: 1).
Reconstruction, Eternal Record and Decline (1945-2006)
The stadium was badly damaged by several bomb hits during World War II . Several large bomb craters lined the playing field and the spectator stands and the second grandstand, built in 1922, was swept away by bombs in 1944. After the end of the war, the funnel field on the sports field began to be removed so that games could be resumed in December 1945. However, it was not until the currency reform in 1948 that the league square was fully usable again. In the summer of 1949, most of the work was finished and the space offered around 20,000 spectators. In 1949 the reconstruction of the third stand at the stadium began. The new grandstand with a capacity of 1020 spectators was equipped on the opposite side of the second grandstand with business rooms, a clubhouse, changing rooms, washrooms, massage rooms, a guard's apartment and space for the heating systems. The cost of the third grandstand was DM 170,000 . On June 28, 1950, today's reinforced concrete grandstand was inaugurated with a match against FC Schalke 04 (2: 2). Four days later, the first official final of the German field handball championship after the Second World War between the THW Kiel and the SV Police Hamburg (10: 9) was played in front of 22,000 spectators . On the 50th anniversary of the association, the city of Kiel gave the association the property that had previously been owned by the city of Kiel. After the extension of the traverses on the back straight, the stadium offered a record of 30,000 spectators on March 23, 1951 against Hamburger SV (3: 3). This number of spectators is still the record number of spectators in the Holstein Stadium. In 1951 Ernst-Föge-Platz and in 1957 the floodlights , one of the first in northern Germany, were inaugurated with a match against Fortuna Düsseldorf (0-0). In 1961 the sports hall was built on the stadium grounds, which cost 460,000 DM. In 1965 the stadium was officially renamed from “Holstein-Platz” to “Holstein-Stadion”. In the same year, plans to expand the Holstein Stadium to 38,000 seats were discussed. However, since the club failed in the promotion round to the 1st Bundesliga in the summer of 1965 , the planned project was never realized.
In 1973, the club sold the area to the city of Kiel due to debts (among other things caused by damage amounting to 40,000 DM caused by a tornado in 1971) and empty coffers, which had been noticeable since the Bundesliga was founded in 1963. In 1975 the stadium was given a general overhaul after being sold to the city. With the exception of 1975 and promotion to the second division in 1978 (the first stadium fence, new benches and improved floodlights), no more serious changes were made to the stadium in the years that followed, so that the structure of the building began to fall apart. As a result, the approved audience capacity decreased over time to 8,000 seats. At the turn of the millennium, the stadium was dilapidated and the stands were dilapidated, so that several areas were even completely closed. Renovation work made it possible to fully enter the stadium again and the total capacity rose again to 13,500. In the spring of 2004, today's gastronomy area with the associated VIP area was built on the main stand, which has been in operation since the 2004/05 season and has since been redesigned and expanded several times.
The stadium used to have different addresses and addresses such as Projensdorfer Straße, Irene-Straße and “Am Mühlenweg 297”. After the road was rebuilt in 1995, today's address is "Westring 501".
Impending license withdrawal and various conditions (2006-2017)
At the end of the 2005/06 season, the German Football League (DFL) announced that the stadium had been classified as no longer suitable for the third division by the DFB control bodies responsible for licensing . The DFL called for extensive renovation measures, including an increase in total and seating capacity, a floodlight system suitable for television and certain safety measures. If the conditions were not met, the DFB threatened to withdraw its license, which would have prevented the club from qualifying for the 2nd Bundesliga in the event of promotion . The Kiel city council and Holstein Kiel Marketing GmbH then drew up a plan to raise around 1.8 million euros for the renovation. The city of Kiel paid 1,000,000 euros, which were used exclusively to meet the security requirements of the DFB and the Schleswig-Holstein Assembly Ordinance of July 5, 2004, and the club the rest of 800,000 euros.
One of the most noticeable improvements was the removal of the dilapidated concrete steps that used to surround the playing field. Instead of equipping the old standing cross beams with breakwaters and new entrances, two new roofed tubular steel grandstands were built on the old back straight and behind the west gate. The two new tubular steel grandstands were inaugurated on August 6, 2006 during the Regionalliga Nord match against 1. FC Magdeburg (5-0).
The 107 meter long north stand was equipped with 954 seats, framed by two standing blocks for 1200 spectators each. The former west curve was replaced by the 79 meter long west grandstand and equipped with 3380 standing places. The new grandstands are located under a significantly higher roof and were designed in such a way that they can be extended to the rear using the available space. Both stands are almost twelve meters high and now move up to six (back straight) and eight meters (west stand) of the playing area. The standing room tiers in the east curve were provided with breakwaters and around 400 meters of new fence. By redesigning the paths to the stadium, separate entrances for players, referees and other officials were made possible. In addition, new kiosks, toilet facilities and an elevated police container were set up. The capacity after the renovation was 11,386 and could be increased to 15,000 if necessary. The west stand has established itself as a fan curve . The acoustics have noticeably improved as a result of the renovation, so that fan chants can now be heard throughout the stadium far beyond the block boundaries.
Due to the promotion to the third division in 2009, the stadium issue was reopened, as the Holstein Stadium again failed to meet the steadily increasing DFB requirements for the third division and the requirements of the regional division (fourth division). A new financing plan was drawn up, which totaled around 4,200,000 euros. The amount was used to meet the licensing requirements of the Holstein Stadium for the 3rd and 4th leagues and mostly for the expansion of the training and youth training center in Kiel- Projensdorf . The Holstein Kiel association paid around 2,281,100 euros, the federal government and the state of Schleswig-Holstein together paid 1,058,900 euros and the city of Kiel the rest of around 860,000 euros.
The most necessary license condition was the field lighting. While some of the old floodlight masts only achieved values below 250 lux and clearly undercut the minimum output of 400 lux required by the DFB, the four new 40.3 meter high, television-compatible floodlight masts shine with 800 lux and can be upgraded to 1200 lux. Other construction measures required and implemented by the DFB were buffer zones in the spectator blocks, new rescue and escape routes, safety lighting including backup power supply, fastening of the parking areas, a video system, a security center and media technology requirements. Construction work on the stadium began on June 22, 2009 and was completed at the end of September 2009. The new floodlight masts were inaugurated on October 2nd, 2009 in the match against the II team from VfB Stuttgart (2-0).
From mid-August 2011, the Holstein Stadium was adorned with a 40 m² LED wall that stood in front of the guest curve and behind the gate. The video wall was inaugurated on August 26th in the regional league game against SV Wilhelmshaven (4: 2). The costs for the LED wall amounted to around 200,000 euros, which were borne by the club and sponsors. Since the end of July 2013, the site has new drainage and, for the first time, turf heating. The cost of the renovation of around 750,000 euros was borne by the association.
In mid-June 2015, renovation work began again on the Holstein Stadium, which became necessary due to the fire protection regulations of the fire brigade and police. The city of Kiel, as the owner of the stadium, invested around 400,000 euros so that the stadium can continue to play. In addition, the stadium GBR, acting in the interests of the club, invested around 500,000 euros to improve comfort on and in the stadium. The renovations include new sheet pile walls, new bratwurst and beverage stalls that meet safety-relevant aspects and new toilet containers. At the back of the back straight, the path was widened by about ten meters, a new access from Fögeplatz to the seating blocks K1 to K3 was built and larger roof overhangs were built to protect against rain. The ends of the standing blocks I and J were provided with corrugated iron mats to protect them from the wind, the uncovered standing area G was completely re-paved, tiled and provided with new breakwaters, and the police control center behind it was rebuilt. The total capacity of the stadium decreased slightly from 11,386 seats to officially 10,200 seats due to security requirements compared to the renovation in 2006, of which 1200 are standing and 200 seats are the guest contingent.
Setting the course for professional football (since 2017)
After promotion to the 2nd Bundesliga in May 2017, the club announced renewed renovation measures in and around the Holstein Stadium in order to meet the requirements of the German Football League (DFL). The plans envisaged expanding the stadium in two stages by increasing the existing grandstands and building a new grandstand to a total capacity of over 15,000 seats. In addition, the expansion of the floodlights, the changing rooms, the mixed zone and the press area was planned.
While the first expansion stage with the expansion of the floodlights, the changing rooms, the mixed zone, the press area and the expansion of the grandstands on the main, west and north stands were already completed for the first home game of the 2017/18 season, the demolition was delayed the old east curve until June 2018. The stadium therefore offered around 13,400 visitors at the beginning of the 2017/18 season, but during the season the total capacity was limited to a total of 12,000 seats for safety reasons. In place of the old east curve, a 27-meter-high grandstand with a standing and seating area is to be created in the second expansion stage.
The calculated total costs for the first and second expansion stages amounted to 10,400,000 euros according to the 2017 calculations, of which the state of Schleswig-Holstein was to bear 6,933,400 euros, the city of Kiel and the association 1,733,400 each. The costs for the first expansion stage and other expansion measures that were required at short notice in the summer of 2017 amounted to around 1,200,000 euros. These costs were borne directly by the association and should be offset against the agreed financing share of the association. The total financing includes a further 700,000 euros for the purchase of a property near the stadium. The association took over the costs for the acquired property.
After the winter break in January 2018, the lawn was renewed for 150,000 euros, and another 150,000 euros were invested in dispensing and toilet stations. After the demolition of the old east curve in June 2018 and the subsequent preparation of the construction site for the new east stand, the capacity of the Holstein Stadium was temporarily reduced to 10,400 spectators. In the course of the demolition of the old east curve, the display board located there was dismantled and temporarily replaced by a mobile display board from autumn 2018 to February 2019. In the summer of 2018 it became known that the costs for the planned new east stand could increase by a further 1,800,000 euros compared to the initially calculated 9,240,000 euros.
In September 2018, the club began to build an additional grandstand for around 300 additional covered seats in addition to the main grandstand at its own expense. The additional grandstand, which was opened at the end of November 2018, increased the stadium capacity to a theoretically possible 10,700 by the time the east grandstand was completed.
In January 2019, the club announced that it wanted to build a provisional tubular steel grandstand for a total of 7,000 spectators instead of the planned 4800-seat east stand. The reason for the change in plan was that, even after two Europe-wide tenders, no general contractor had been found for the construction project. The costs for the provisional 22 meter high and 77 meter wide tubular steel grandstand came to around 4,000,000 euros and were borne by the association. The covered grandstand is divided into an upper and lower tier, each with 3,960 standing places in the lower tier and a further 2,814 seats in the upper tier. After the grandstand was completed in April 2019, the Holstein Stadium currently has 15,034 seats. The club and politicians hope that the temporary tubular steel grandstand, which should be in place for a maximum of four years, will give them more time to find long-term structural and financial solutions for the complete renovation of the stadium.
With the new east grandstand, the club fulfills the audience capacity of 15,000 seats required by the DFL, of which at least 4500 seats should be or 3000 seats must be. Since the promotion to the 2nd Bundesliga in summer 2017, the club has been playing in the Holstein Stadium subject to conditions and with a special permit from the DFL. In February 2019, the mobile scoreboard, which previously stood on the east side, was installed under the roof shell on the opposite west stand. In the same month, the turf on the pitch was removed and replaced with a new one for 100,000 euros. In May 2019, another scoreboard was installed on the roof of the completed east stand, which means that the stadium has two scoreboards opposite one another. At the end of May 2020, measures to design and improve the transport infrastructure took place in front of the Holstein Stadium. There are plans to build a new roundabout on the east side of the stadium, new barrier-free bus stops, additional bicycle parking spaces and new sidewalks and cycle paths. After the club had renewed the turf in the stadium every year within three seasons (January 2018, February 2019 and February 2020), a decision was made in July 2020 to lay a hybrid turf in the stadium and in the Projensdorf training and junior performance center. The cost of converting the previous natural turf into a hybrid turf pitch in the Holstein Stadium is around 200,000 euros. The total investment with the conversion of the training areas in the Projensdorf training and junior performance center amounts to 3 million euros.
Capacity and grandstands
Since April 2019, after the final completion of the 3,960 standing room and 2,814 seat new east stand, the stadium has a total capacity of 15,034 seats. These are divided into around 9,225 standing places (8,925 of which are covered) and 5,809 seats (of which 5,239 are covered). This means a standing proportion of 61.36 percent and a seat proportion of 38.64 percent.
After expansion work in the summer of 2017, the covered standing space on the west and north stands (back straight) increased by around 2,300 and the covered seats on the back straight and main grandstand by around 400 compared to the previous season 2016/17. Before its demolition in summer 2018, the old east curve with the guest block had a capacity of around 2,400 uncovered standing places. With the construction of an additional grandstand west of the main grandstand, a further 300 seats have been added since November 2018. Theoretically, after all the renovation work has been completed, around 17,000 spectators could find space in the stadium, but this was limited to 15,034 due to the safety and comfort of the club.
The stadium has 19 blocks labeled A to U. These are further divided into smaller blocks, making a total of 26 blocks. The block K1 results in the family block. This is a family-friendly, smoke-free area with covered seating. The west stand with blocks H and I is a pure standing stand with the KSV fan block. The VIP area is to the east of the main stand. The guest block has been in the north stand since the 2018/19 season and has a capacity of 1,300 standing and 358 seats.
|covered standing room||approx. 9,025|
|uncovered standing room||approx. 200|
|Grandstand||Division of space||Places|
|North / back straight||≈ 2,350 standing places; 1,274 seats||3,624|
|east||3,960 standing places; 2,814 seats||6,774|
|South / main stand||≈200 standing places; 1,721 seats||1.921|
|west||≈ 2,715 standing places;0 seats||2,715|
Status: spring 2019
The capacity for wheelchair users is 55, plus the same number of spaces for accompanying persons. The seats are on the main stand in the area of the grandstand.
In addition, there is a limited contingent with a separate seating area for people with visual impairments and deaf fans. The quota for people with visual impairments amounts to 6 places including headphone sets and 6 places for accompaniments on the east stand. For hearing-impaired fans, the quota is 10 seats, also in the east stand.
- Akademisk Boldklub København (Denmark) 2,345 spectators, October 20, 1912, friendly match against
- Ilford (London) F. C. (England) 4,050 spectators, March 23, 1913, friendly against
- Altona 93 (record for North Germany) 6,200 spectators, March 1, 1914, North German League against
- SpVgg Fürth 8,000 spectators, 1923, friendly match against
- 12,000 spectators, June 2, 1929, North German Championship 1929/30 against Hamburger SV
- 18,000 spectators, May 30, 1943, final round of the German championship 1942/43 against FC Schalke 04
- 22,000 spectators, July 2nd 1950, final of the German field handball championship 1949/50 between THW Kiel and SV Hamburg police
- 30,000 spectators, March 23, 1951, Oberliga Nord 1950/51 against Hamburger SV
At the stadium forecourt, there is a brick stele on a base, which was erected to commemorate and remind the dead of the club members from the two world wars (1914–1918 and 1939–1945). The long sides of the rectangular stele are reminiscent of the respective world wars and the members of the Holstein Kiel association who died there. As early as Whitsun 1920, a large boulder, financed by donations, stood on the east side of the stadium with today's cast-iron plaque, which commemorated the 86 members who had died. Among the fallen members were players from the championship team from 1912 such as Georg Krogmann , Ernst Möller , David Binder and Wilhelm Tim.
After the Second World War and in the course of the reconstruction of the stadium, the cast plaque was attached to the side of today's stele and on the opposite long side of the stele, a reminder of the 112 members who died in the Second World War. The stele, financed by donations, has stood on the north side of the stadium since 1955, directly behind the old back straight. However, due to the construction of the new stadium in 2006 and the newly erected twelve-meter-high north grandstand, the stele was sidelined and therefore no longer stood in a representative position. In 2010, the association therefore decided to reposition the stele on the stadium forecourt and thus again offer the dead a more worthy place to commemorate.
- Club members of the 1st KFV: Festschrift for the 10th anniversary of the foundation of the 1st Kiel Football Association of 1900 e. V. , Festschrift and chronicle for the 10th anniversary, Kiel 1910.
- Andreas Blaas, Kellner, Schmidt, Schulz, Struckmeyer u. a .: 30 years of Holstein Kiel , commemorative publication and chronicle for the 30th anniversary, Kiel 1930.
- Andreas Blaas, Cally Schulz u. a .: 50 years of Holstein Kiel , commemorative publication and chronicle for the 50th anniversary, Kiel 1950.
- Ernst Gorgas u. a .: 60 years Holstein Kiel , anniversary edition of the club newspaper for the 60th anniversary, Kiel 1960.
- Ernst Gorgas, Hoff, Ludwig a. a .: 75 years of Holstein Kiel , commemorative publication and chronicle for the 75th anniversary, Kiel, 1975.
- Christian Callsen, Hardy Grüne, Christian Jessen, Raymond Madsen, Norman Nawe, Patrick Nawe: 100 Years of Holstein Kiel , Festschrift and Chronicle for the 100th Anniversary, Berlin 2000. ISBN 3-328-00891-8 .
- Norman Nawe, Patrick Nawe: Holstein Kiel - The dream of the Bundesliga , Göttingen 2018. ISBN 978-3-7307-0412-7 .
- Information about the Holstein Stadium on the KSV Holstein website
- The Holstein Stadium on stadionwelt.de (older pictures)
- Visitor report from February 21, 2009
- Visitor report from June 7, 2009
- 100 Years of the Holstein Stadium a report on Holstein-Block.de
References and comments
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- Commemorative publication for the 10th anniversary celebration of the 1st KFV. P. 9-13, places in chronological order: 1st Eckernförder Allee, 2nd parade ground at Vieburger Gehölz, 3rd Eckernförder Allee, 4th Eichhofstrasse, 5th Gutenbergstrasse and 6th parade ground at Vieburger Gehölz
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- During the game against Hamburger SV on December 23, 2018, the stadium was sold out with 10,073 spectators and the east stand was a leveled construction area. Theoretically 10,700 spectators would have fit into the Holstein Stadium at this point, but this was limited to 10,073 spectators for safety reasons. If you add the east stand, completed in April 2019, with its capacity of 6,774 spectators, you get a theoretical total capacity of around 17,000.
- Holstein-Kiel.de: People with disabilities
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- Denkmalprojekt.org: Monument