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Borussia Park

The Borussia Park Stadium is situated just outside the Mönchengladbach city in Germany. It is the homeground of Borussia Mönchengladbach football club and has a capacity of over 54,000.


The stadium was built as a replacement for the club’s old stadium, Bökelbergstadion, and was one of the costliest stadiums to be built in Germany, with the cost of nearly €87 million.


Borussia Park Stadium


History


The home ground for the Borussia Mönchengladbach was the old Bökelbergstadio stadium before the Borussia Park was built. The construction of the stadium was completed in 2004.


The Borussia Park hosted its first match in August of the same year which was a Bundesliga match between Borussia M’Gladbach and Dortmund. The hosts lost the match 2-3.


Major Matches


It has hosted major Bundesliga matches since its inception in 2004. It also hosts some international matches for Germany’s national football team.


It was one of the grand venues of the 2011 FIFA Women’s World Cup. Despite being such a huge stadium, it missed out on hosting the 2006 FIFA World Cup that was conducted in Germany.


Controversies


The Borussia Park saw a controversy during a game featuring Borussia M’Gladbach and Bayern Munich. In the first half of the game, the hosts were awarded a penalty against Bayern striker Sule.


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Due to this goal, Gladbach went into halftime leading by one goal and in the end won the game 2-1. The Bundesliga leaders were not happy with the way the penalty was awarded to the home team.


Recent Matches


Borussia Mönchengladbach played their most recent home game against Bayern Munchen. T Hazard scored the opening goal of the match in the 39th minute and put Borussia M’Gladbach in the lead. M Ginter extended their lead just five minutes later. Bayern could never equalise as they could manage only one goal by A Vidal in the 74th minute.

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