Lost Grounds

Germany – Stadion am Herman-Löns-Weg

Written by De Twaalfde Man

Stadion am Herman-Löns-Weg is an abandoned stadium in Solingen, Germany. Opened in 1929, several renovations and expansions later it makes it to the stadium it is today. It is the former home ground of 1. FC Union Solingen. This club was formed in 1990 after SG Union Solingen went bankrupt. Unfortunately the new club could not keep their existence. After leaving the stadium in 2010, the club was resolved in 2012.

The stadium has a capacity of 18.000, but was reduced to 5.000 in 2005 due to safety reasons. The biggest crowd in the stadium could be welcomed at the DFB Pokal match against Borussia Mönchengladbach in 1985. Estimations of 18.000 – 20.000 people visiting this match.

The stadium is about to be demolished, because Solingen wants to use the ground to build new houses. Word went out Stadion am Herman-Löns-Weg would be demolished in 2017, but as far as I know it is still there.

About the author

De Twaalfde Man

Passionate about football. Loves the game, especially al that happens around the pitch. Prefers to attend matches between the fanatics, the ultras, to experience football how it should be and if possible capture the passion on pictures telling the story. Crazy about authentic football culture, old stadiums and has a soft spot for the Balkans. Travels all around Europe and has been named "derby specialist" bij Panenka Magazine.

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