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Generali Arena: All you need to know - Tickets, Direction, Weather (2022)

Austria Wien did not have a permanent home until the 1960s, when they started to use the large Praterstadion as their main stadium.

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Nicole Sommer - Soccer expert Last updated: Monday, 04.July 2022 — 3min read

History and description

Austria Wien did not have a permanent home until the 1960s. They used different grounds and the large Praterstadion for their important matches. In 1973, the club tested various grounds and found one that had been used by a side of Czech immigrants. The club then moved to the ground in 1977.

Austria Vienna played their first match at the ground, still called Ceske Srdce, on 26 August 1973.

Shortly after Franz Horr's death, the Vienna Football Association (VFA) president and ardent stadium supporter, the club decided to name their new stadium in his honour.

Plans were made for an extensive redevelopment, however these got repeatedly delayed, which forced Austria to move out again.

It took until 1982 for a first new stand to get built, and on 22 August 1982, Franz-Horr-Stadion officially opened with the Cup final between Austria and Wacker Innsbruck (3-1).

Completed in 1986, the new North Stand complemented the extensive renovation of the South Stand four years earlier. In 2008, a covered terrace was added on the western end of the stadium.

For the next decade, Franz-Horr-Stadion remained unchanged until in 1998 a new Main Stand replaced the renovated South Stand.

The stadium underwent a number of last changes in 2008, with the opening of a new two-tiered East Stand and renovations to the West Stand.

In 2010, the Generali insurance firm reached a naming rights deal with Austria, resulting in the new name Generali Arena.

In the summer of 2016, extensive renovations began on the Generali Arena. These renovations were two years long, and in the end two new stands were built that would form a whole with the two-tiered East Stand. The Main Stand remained standing, resulting in a capacity of 17,500 seats. During the renovations, Austria played their home games at Ernst Happel Stadion while they were closed for renovations.

Works were completed in 2018 and the completed stadium reopened in July 2018.

(the Generali Arena before 2016)

How to get to the Generali Arena

The Generali Arena is located in the south of Vienna at a distance of approximately 5.5 kilometres from Vienna's historic centre and 4 kilometres from the Belvedere palace. If arriving by public transport, take METRO (U-Bahn) U1 to Altes Landgut. This lies right next to the stadium. METRO U1 can be caught right in Vienna's historic centre at the Stephansplatz or Karlsplatz.

Walk 10 minutes to the Springer Viewpoint. From the Schönbrunn Castle area, take bus 15a. Take the bus in the direction of Enkplatz, and get off at stop Altes Landgut. Walk 10 minutes to the Springer Viewpoint.

If arriving by car, take exit Vierteilerkreis from the A23 motorway. There is parking directly at the Vierteilerkreis square or a little further away at FH Campus Wien and EKZ Hanssonzentrum.

Address: Fischhofgasse 12, A-1100 Wien

Eat, drink, and sleep near the Generali Arena

The Generali Arena is located in an area with a mix of different types of residences, office buildings, apartments, and parks. There are few places to get food nearby the stadium, but compared to what's available in the center of Vienna, it's not too bad. There are no hotels close by to the Generali Arena, though various apartment rentals are available. The closest hotels are a 20-minute walk away near metro Reumannplatz or further south near Laaer Berg Kurpark.

Some hotels and apartments are near the Generali Arena, while others are in other parts of Vienna. There are many options for both types of accommodation.

Austria Wien Tickets

You can buy tickets for Austria Wien games online or in person at the fan shop at the Generali Arena. Tickets can be bought at the ticket windows of the stadium on the day of the match.

You are likely to pay between ?16.00 and ?35.00 for a regular match and a little more for a high-profile match.

Relevant Internet links

The official website of FK Austria Wien, Vienna.Wienerlinien.at, and Vienna public transport information can be found here. Photo credits: Ailura

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