Marschweg Stadium

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View of the Marschweg Stadium
View of the Marschweg Stadium
place Marschweg 25 26122 Oldenburg , Germany
Coordinates 53 ° 7 '45 "  N , 8 ° 12' 23"  E Coordinates: 53 ° 7 '45 "  N , 8 ° 12' 23"  E
owner City of Oldenburg
opening 1951
Renovations 1960, 1996, 2012
surface Natural grass
capacity 15,200 seats

The Marschweg Stadium is a football stadium with an athletics facility in the Lower Saxony city ​​of Oldenburg .


The construction of a municipal stadium had already been planned in the 1930s, but construction on a former garbage dump could not begin until 1948. The inauguration took place in 1951. In 1960 the stadium received its first grandstand with 2,000 seats. In 1996, the main stand was expanded to accommodate the second division for 4 million euros to 4,600 seats. It received a 3,000 m² stretched roof construction so that all seats are covered. So far, no floodlight system has been installed because the stadium is located directly on a motorway exit from the A 28 . A special floodlight system that prevents the driver from being dazzled could only be installed at great expense. Therefore it has not been used so far. Due to the location on a former garbage dump, there are considerable problems with subsidence. B. the tartan track is already very wavy. In 2011/12, the ailing synthetic running track was renovated and officially inaugurated on July 18, 2012 by then Mayor Schwandner. In 2019 a drainage was laid under the square. It was planned for 2020, but the state gymnastics festival 2020 in Oldenburg made it necessary to bring the work forward.


Since the 1991/92 season, the Marschweg Stadium has been the venue for the first men's soccer team of VfB Oldenburg , which previously played in the old Donnerschweer Stadium and at that time only used the Marschweg Stadium sporadically for games with a high number of visitors. The Marschweg Stadium is used for athletics competitions in addition to football matches. VfB Oldenburg achieved visitor records with 32,000 spectators on October 9, 1960 against Hamburger SV (1: 1) and on December 1, 1973 in the DFB Cup against Borussia Mönchengladbach (6: 0). Today the stadium officially has an approved capacity of 15,200 spectators with 4,500 covered seats and 10,700 uncovered standing places.

The Oldenburger Kreisverband has made a name for itself as the host of important athletics championships at the state and federal level. The highlights here were the German youth athletics championships (1967 and 1973), the German junior championships (1982) and the German police championships (1985). World-class athletes such as sprinter Annegret Richter , high jump aces Carlo Thränhardt and Dietmar Mögenburg, and javelin thrower Klaus Tafelmeier took part in the inauguration sports festival of the first synthetic track on September 13, 1980 . Heinz Beer, the long-time groundskeeper at the Marschweg Stadium, was declared Germany's best stadium attendant in 1982. In 2009, Oldenburg was named a "base" by the Lower Saxony Athletics Association for its successful youth work. The most successful athlete at that time was Ruth Spelmeyer , German junior champion over 200 m and U20 European champion with the 4 x 100 meter relay .

From 2017 the American football regional league team VfL Oldenburg Knights will play their home games in the Marschweg Stadium. After a test match with 1,300 spectators in 2016, 6 games of the Regionalliga Nord are now being played here.


  • Werner Skrentny (Hrsg.): The big book of the German football stadiums , Verlag Die Werkstatt, 2nd edition, Göttingen in May 2001, pages 293-294, ISBN 3-89533-306-9
  • Matthias Schachtschneider: Oldenburger Sportgeschichte , Lamberti Verlag, 2006, pages 224-254


In 2008 Klaus Priesucha dedicated his own song ("Marschwegstadion") to the stadium, which was re-released in the summer of 2017 as a revised "stadium rock version".

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Individual evidence

  1. Thomas Husmann: The excavator whirls on the lawn in the Marschweg Stadium. In: Nordwest-Zeitung , May 29, 2019, accessed on May 29, 2019 .
  2. stadium capacity