Around 11,000 standing places

    The city of Frankfurt has approved the expansion of Bundesliga club Eintracht Frankfurt’s football stadium. Sports department head Mike Josef (SPD) had symbolically handed over the building permit on the occasion of the game on Sunday against SC Freiburg (1: 2), the club announced.

    The Deutsche Bank Park (currently 51,500 spaces) is to be expanded by around 11,000 standing spaces to more than 60,000 spaces. “Construction will start in late autumn, then things really get going. I’m really happy for the city and for Eintracht Frankfurt,” said Josef. This would mean that the SBU would rise to the ranks of clubs with a stadium capacity of more than 60,000 – in the Bundesliga that is currently five stadiums.

    Bundesliga 2021/22: All 18 stadiums by percentage of standing room

    1 – Union Berlin | At the old forester’s lodge | 83.6% standing room

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    Capacity: 22,012 | Total standing places: 18,395

    2 – Greuther Fuerth | Sports Park Ronhof | 51.9% standing room

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    Capacity: 15,606 | Total standing places: 8,106

    3 – VfL Bochum | Vonovia Ruhrstadion | 43.6% standing room

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    Capacity: 27,599 | Total standing places: 12,025

    4 – Mainz 05 | Opel Arena | 41.2% standing room

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    Capacity: 34,000 | Total standing places: 14,000

    5 – Augsburg | WWK Arena | 36% standing room

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    Capacity: 30,660 | Total standing places: 11,034

    6 – SC Freiburg | Europa Park Stadium | 35.7% standing room

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    Capacity: 34,700 | Total standing places: 12,400

    7 – Borussia Dortmund | Signal Iduna Park | 34.8% standing room

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    Capacity: 81,365 | Total standing places: 28,337

    8 – Arminia Bielefeld | SchücoArena | 30.2% standing room

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    Capacity: 26,515 | Total standing places: 8,005

    9 – Bor. M’gladbach | Borussia Park | 29.9% standing room

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    Capacity: 54,022 | Total standing places: 16,145

    10 – VfL Wolfsburg | Volkswagen Arena | 26.7% standing room

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    Capacity: 30,000 | Total standing places: 8,000

    11 – TSG Hoffenheim | PreZero Arena | 22.4% standing room

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    Capacity: 30,150 | Total standing places: 6,750

    12 – Bayern Munich | Allianz Arena | 21.1% standing room

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    Capacity: 75,024 | Total standing places: 15,794

    13 – VfB Stuttgart | Mercedes-Benz Arena | 18.6% standing room

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    Capacity: 60,449 | Total standing places: 11,225

    14 – Eintracht Frankfurt | Deutsche Bank Arena | 18.1% standing room

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    Capacity: 51,500 | Total standing places: 9,300

    15 – 1 FC Cologne | RheinEnergieStadion | 16.4% standing room

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    Capacity: 50,000 | Total standing places: 8,175

    16 – Bayer Leverkusen | BayArena | 14.9% standing room

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    Capacity: 30,210 | Total standing places: 4,500

    17 – RB Leipzig | Red Bull Arena | 11.8% standing room

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    Capacity: 42,146 | Total standing places: 5,000

    18 – Hertha BSC | Olympic Stadium Berlin | 0% standing room

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    Capacity: 74,649 | Total standing places: 0

    “We fought for a few years to get standing room expansion,” said Eintracht board spokesman Axel Hellmann. “Back then, we fought to ensure that there was still standing room at all 18 years ago – when we were planning the stadium. Now we have achieved another big goal.”

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