The stadium is rather unique in its design. One of the few octagonal shaped stadiums in the world offers a slightly different perspective on the game! Each of the stands has two tiers as well – which makes the 50,000-seater stadium quite imposing when it is full, but slightly less impressive when the crowds aren’t turning out to see the games. The stands and seats are pretty nice though – with a pile of money being invested into it before the 2006 World Cup.
The fan layout is more traditional though – the ultra-supportive fans are found in the North Stand and the away supporters are given room in the South Stand. In these areas, a standing ticket will cost €14 – with that price rising to €22 if you want a seat. The best views are obviously in the East and West stands – prices here average out at €38.
FC Nürnberg once was a highly respected top-tier club, but has had some really rough years recently. At the moment they are an average team in Bundesliga 2 without any big chances of getting promoted in the near future. Thus, average viewing figures have rapidly gone down over the last years. A full stadium has gotten a very rare thing, we are looking at an average of 28,000 spectators a game although the stadium could actually fit 50,000! Thus, the atmosphere sometimes feel ghostly. Tickets are always available, even if you get to the stadium five minutes before a game starts.
Ticket prices are between 14€ (stances) and 46€ (category 1, main stands). Decent seats with good visibility should be around 26-36€. Make sure you’re closer to the north stands than south stands since this is where the home fans are situated.
Sightlines can be a problem at Stadion Nürnberg. The ground is one of the few in the German top divisions with a running track and thus some seats, particularly behind the goals, can be a decent distance back from the action. The stadium as an unusual hexagonal design rather than a rounded one, which does help a little bit, but if you find yourself in a corner it won’t make much difference. Away fans in particular will struggle with this, as they are housed on the Südkurve, about as far from the pitch as possible.
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