Aerial view of Grotenburg stadium
The Grotenburg stadium in Krefeld can claim to be a place where history was made. The "Grotenburg Kampfbahn", as it was then called, was officially opened on 17.09.1927. In those early days track and field athletes and handball players were more at home here, but over the years the Grotenburg was to become purely and simply a football stadium with several adjoining training grounds. By the way, according to a survey carried out by a football magazine, the European Cup match on 19.03.1986 between FC Bayer 05 Uerdingen and Dynamo Dresden in Krefeld's Grotenburg stadium was reputedly "the greatest football match ever". For your information: Krefeld were losing 1:3 at half-time in this curious match, but managed to win 7:3, thus proceeding to the next round of the European Cup, in spite of losing 0:2 in the first leg.
The sports stadium at SC Bayer 05 Uerdingen's club grounds has nowhere near as much room for spectators as the Grotenburg stadium. However, this stadium, situated in Krefeld-Uerdingen, is equipped for light athletics and is suitable for sporting events attracting a moderate number of spectators.