The Ernst-Happel-Stadion with a capacity of 50,085 is the largest stadium in Austria. It has been the predominant home venue of the Austrian national team since its opening in 1931 and was originally known as Praterstadion.
The stadium was reconstructed after the Second World War due to the damage it sustained and was expanded in 1956 to a capacity of over 90,000. A record attendance of 90,726 was set during a friendly between Austria and Spain.
The Praterstadion underwent a major redevelopment in 1986 with the addition of a roof and became an all-seater, albeit reducing capacity to under 60,000. The stadium was also renamed to the Ernst-Happel-Stadion in 1992 after the legendary player and manager who had passed away that year.
Tenants: Austria national football team
Address: Meiereistraße 7, 1020 Wien, Austria
A number of matches at UEFA Euro 2008 were held at the stadium, including all 3 of Austria’s group matches, 2 quarter-finals, a semi-final and the Final in which Spain defeated Germany 1-0.
The two major teams in Vienna, FK Austria Wien and SK Rapid Wien occasionally use the stadium for high profile European fixtures and derby matches between the two.
Tickets at Ernst-Happel-Stadion
Austria national football team Tickets
Ticket information for the Austrian national team is available on the official website. Ticket prices for the friendly Austria were due to host against England in June 2020 cost between €10 and €64.
Location & Travel to Ernst-Happel-Stadion
The Ernst-Happel-Stadion is located in Leopoldstadt, the 2nd district of Austria’s capital Vienna and approximately 3.5 kilometres east of the centre.
Airport: Vienna International Airport is the largest airport in Austria, with a large selection of European destinations, as well as long haul flights to Asia, North America and Africa. The airport is located 18 kilometres southeast of central Vienna and is easily reached by train.
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Metro: The metro is the easiest way of reaching the stadium, with Stadion station on the U2 line next to the stadium.
Train: Wien Hauptbahnhof is the main railway station in Vienna, with trains across Austria as well as other European cities such as Berlin, Bratislava, Budapest, Brussels, Cologne, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Ljubljana, Munich, Prague, Venice, Warsaw, Zagreb and Zürich. To reach the stadium from the station, catch the metro and change to the U2 line at Praterstern.
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Last Updated on June 23, 2021 by Sports Tourist