Ernst Abbe Sportfeld is a sports facility in Jena, Germany. It was dedicated on August 24, 1924 and was named after entrepreneur Ernst Abbe 15 years later. The facility is in southern Jena, directly on the Saale River. The City of Jena purchased the stadium from the Ernst-Abbe-Stiftung (The Ernst Abbe Foundation) in 1991.Make Ernst Abbe Sportfeld part of your personalized Jena itinerary using our Jena itinerary planner.
The soccer and track stadium in the Ernst-Abbe-Sportfeld is the home field of FC Carl Zeiss Jena. It was homestead for famous sprints, javelin throw and long jump athletes like Petra Felke and Heike Drechsler, when Sport-Club Motor Jena still existed, and it has a capacity of over 12,990. There are 6,540 seats with 4,010 covered seats in the main stands. The spectator capacity will be increased to 14,000. 1997 saw the replacement of the original wooden bleachers from 1924 (which could seat only 420 people) with the new, modern stands to accommodate more spectators. The stadium's lights were mounted on four massive, hollow steel towers and were the result of the 1974 and 1994 renovations of the facility. The steel towers were taken down in 2013. The electronic scoreboard was installed in 1978 and was the first of its kind in East Germany.
The attendance record was set in 1962. Despite the then official capacity of 16,000 spectators, approximately 27,500 visitors found the way into the stadium for the UEFA Cup Winners' Cup semi-final versus Atlético Madrid.
Next to the stadium are additional facilities for soccer, track, and various other sports.
Ernst Abbe Sportfeld Reviews
Decided to watch some extremely well known team kick a ball filled with air about for 90 minutes. We had tickets with specific seat numbers on, however, some very passionate & enthusiastic German... more »
I was there during amazing matches e.g. Carlzeiss jena vs. RW Erfurt and jena USV vs. Bayern munich :) it is good , cheap and nice place located in the middle of the park more »
I am not the biggest sportsfan, but it was nice.
The place is great for families
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