Step by step to success: FC Augsburg have played their way to the top with admirable determination and resolve. In 2006, they were promoted to the second division for the first time since 1983. Just five years later, in 2011, they climbed to the top rung of Germany’s football ladder – the Bundesliga. A new ground was required to replace the old Rosenau Stadium, meanwhile 60 years old. The arena erected by BAM Sports for this purpose is entirely consistent with the idea of step-by-step success. Following the first construction phase, the stadium currently has just one tier and can accommodate more than 30,000 spectators, including a good 11,000 in standing areas.
260 box seats and 1,576 business seats offer excellent visibility into this football-only arena.
And if the team’s success lasts and gates continue to rise, phase two will eventually come into effect: the SGL Arena can be upgraded without difficulty, turning it into a true temple of football for nearly 40,000 people with full seating or more than 48,000 with a mixture of seated and standing. Even after phase one, the completed arena made a magnificent backdrop for several group games and a quarter-final in the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2011.