|Full name||Vonovia Ruhrstadion|
|Former names||SuS-Sportplatz an der Castroper Straße (1911-1919)|
TuS-Sportplatz an der Castroper Straße (1919-1921)
Stadion an der Castroper Straße (1921-1979)
|Location||Castroper Straße 145, 44791 Bochum, Germany|
|Field size||105 × 68 m|
|Opened||8 October 1911|
|Expanded||March 1976 - July 1979|
|VfL Bochum (1938-present)|
TuS Bochum (1919-1938)
SuS Bochum (1911-1919)
Germany national football team (selected matches)
Ruhrstadion, known as Vonovia Ruhrstadion due to a sponsorship deal, is a football stadium in Bochum, Germany. It is the home ground for the VfL Bochum and has a capacity of 29,299. It was known as rewirpowerSTADION [?e'vi:pa?.ta:din] (or, rarely, ['vi:-]) from 2006-16, also for sponsorship reasons.
In 1911 the Spiel und Sport Bochum leased a meadow from a local farmer as their new home ground. The club played the first match at the new venue against the VfB Hamm in front of 500 spectators. The TuS Bochum did not build a stadium until after World War I as late as 1921.
The stadium was expanded between March 1976 and July 1979 and the first game was between the VfL Bochum and SG Wattenscheid 09 on 21 July 1979. This expansion could technically count as a complete rebuild; legally, it is officially an expansion.
In 2006, a five-year naming rights deal was struck with Stadtwerke Bochum to rename the stadium "rewirpowerSTADION". In 2016 the name of the stadium was officially changed to "Vonovia Ruhrstadion", with the first part of the name being its new sponsor, the German housing association Vonovia, located in Bochum.
|Germany international matches|
|2 July 1922||0-0||Hungary||Friendly|
|23 September 1981||7-1||Finland||FIFA World Cup 1982 qualifying|
|11 May 1986||1-1||Yugoslavia||Friendly|
|14 April 1993||6-1||Ghana||Friendly|
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