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Eintracht Frankfurt (Deutsche Bank Park)

Waldstadion

Capacity: 51,500
Address: Moerfelder Landstrasse 362, 60528 Frankfurt am Main
Telephone: +49 69 6950010
Pitch Size: 105 x 68 m
Club Nickname: SGE (Sportgemeinde Eintracht)
Year Ground Opened: 1925
Undersoil Heating: Yes
Home Kit: Black and red


                    
                    

The stadium is known by traditional fans as the Waldstadion, and the Frankfurt-based stadium has been open for 98 years. There have been various upgrades and redevelopment projects to the ground, with the most recent renovation in 2005. The construction project to renovate the ground cost over 150 million euros, including a retractable roof.

The retractable roof was widely criticised during the Confederations Cup final in 2005 when a fault in the roof allowed a substantial amount of water to come down during a thunderstorm.

There have been various sponsor names since 2005 to rename the ground, including the Commerzbank-Arena for ten years, and now the stadium is called Deutsche Bank Park.

With a capacity of 51,500 for Eintracht Frankfurt home games, Deutsche Bank Park is the tenth-biggest stadium in Germany.

Deutsche Bank Park also hosts international matches and American Football games, where the capacity is reduced to 48,500.

The stadium has also hosted high-profile music concerts in recent years, such as Coldplay, Ed Sheeran and Harry Styles.

Deutsche Bank Park has held games in five different international tournaments and has hosted the 1980 UEFA Cup Final.

The stadium was the venue for the 2005 FIFA Confederations Cup final when Brazil beat Argentina 4-1. Also, Deutsche Bank Park held the 2011 FIFA Women’s World Cup final when Japan beat the USA on penalties after a 2-2 draw in normal time.

Deutsche Bank Park will host four group-stage games and a Round of 16 clash for the upcoming UEFA Euro 2024.

There are regular tours of Deutsche Bank Park during the week. Tickets are available to buy for €21 per adult in advance online.

The trip includes access to off-limits areas, such as the press and dressing rooms, and a guided look through the club museum. The museum provides unique twilight tours, including a Frankfurt skyline view. Typically, tours last around two hours.

Matchday tickets can be purchased at the stadium or on the Eintracht Frankfurt website. However, it is advised to try and book in advance because many home matches sell-out.

There are five price categories across the ground for Eintracht Frankfurt games. Category A tickets vary from €48 to €76 for in-demand seats.

Tickets in Category E vary from €48 to €28, as well as standing areas in all categories, which cost €13 or €15 depending on the area of the ground you are in.

You can find this information and purchase tickets here at Eintracht Frankfurt’s club website.

If you plan to go to the stadium by car, you should go on the A3 or A5 motorways and exit Frankfurt-Süd toward the B44. From this point on, go towards Frankfurt-Stadtmitte, and Deutsche Bank Park will be signposted with a stadium symbol. These signs will take you to the stadium parking (Gleisdreieck and Waldparkplatz).

The Eintracht Frankfurt website advises four car parking areas on matchday. This includes Gleisdreieck/Waldparkplatz/Isenburger Schneise, which costs €6 per car.

Sandhofstraße is another car park close the stadium, which costs €5 per car. Eintracht Frankfurt also advises fans to park in Lyonerstaße, Herrotstarße and Hahnstraße in the Bürostadt Niederrad district.

Fans who decide to use public transport can reach the stadium with S-Bahn lines S7, S8 and S9 towards Frankfort Flughafen. From the main rail station Frankfurt, Hauptbahnhof, take train S8 or S9 in the direction of Mainz or Wiesbaden, or line S7 towards Godellau. Get off at stop Stadion. You can also take line S8 and S9 at other city centre stations.

You can also take the tram from the main railway station to the stadium. Tram 21 stops at Stadion.

Bus 61 from Südbahnhof towards Flughafen is also an efficient form of travel for fans. Using bus 61 towards Flughafen, get off at stop Stadionbad or Osttribüne. You can also take the special line 80 travel between Frankfurt airport and Südbahnhof, where you also get off at stop Stadionbad or Osttribüne. From there it is around a 15-minute walk to the stadium.

Eintracht Frankfurt have an in-depth overview of how fans can travel to the stadium on matchday on their website. You can find this information here.

Away fans are located behind the east goal-end and south of the stadium through the lower tier of section 20 and the upper tier of section 17-21.

Numerous pubs in the Frankfurt centre welcome home and away fans, including Irish, Australian and English pubs.

Away fans also have the choice of parking near the ground or on public transport routes such as the bus, tram, or train. Public transport is advised due to limited parking on matchdays in and around the ground.

Given that the ground is located on the southern edge of the city and is surrounded by forests, there aren’t many restaurants and bars nearby the ground.

Therefore, fans are advised to eat and drink in the centre of Frankfurt. A popular destination on matchdays is the Sachsenhausen district, which sells Apfelwein (apple wine) and is renowned for its pre-game atmosphere.

Other options include a lounge bar at Riederwald, O’Reilly’s Irish Pub and the German National Dog Association, which has a range of Eintracht Frankfurt memorabilia and murals within the bar.

There are a variety of options to stay near the stadium. If you want to stay near the ground, the Lindner Hotel is a great option. Further away are The Holiday Inn Frankfurt Airport, Melia Frankfurt and Sheraton Frankfurt Congress. However, they all require more significant walking to the stadium.

Historically, Kickers Offenbach have been Eintracht Frankfurt’s main rivals. However, Offenbach have not been in the Bundesliga since the 1980s.

FSV Frankfurt have also been a historical rival for Eintracht Frankfurt, however, they have rarely played each other in recent years. The 2011-12 Bundesliga 2. season saw the clubs meet for the first time in five decades.

In more recent years, Frankfurt have forged rivalries with FSV Mainz 05, FC Kaiserslautern and Darmstadt 98, which is known as the Hesse derby.

Deutsche Bank Park hosts the Hesse Derby
Randal Kolo Muani scores the only goal in the latest edition of the Hesse Derby | Photo by Harry Langer/De Fodi Images | Icon Sport

81,000, Eintracht Frankfurt 3-2 FK Pirmasens (23 May 1959, German Football Championship, Group Stage)

There are 187 wheelchair spaces in the Jürgen Grabowski stand in blocks 24C – 36C, which cost 11 to 15 euros, including the accompanying person. Fans with exceptional walking disabilities and their accompanying person are given 25 tickets in Block 16D at reduced prices.

There are 16 seats each available for fans with visual impairments and their companions in the Jürgen Grabowski stand in blocks 27E and 27F. In addition, there are places available in the east curve in block 16C for fans with hearing impairments.

Eintracht Frankfurt offer an additional 80 spaces for people with disabilities in blocks 16C and 16D. The club also organises a transport service called “Köhler Transfer” to fans with limited mobility and their companions on matchday.

There is an in-depth guide to disability access and facilities here.

Updated 15th December 2023