I haven't done this for a long time. Just found a random fixture to go to and well, went.
So I bought a ticket for this top of the 2 Bundesliga fixture. I had attended the previous fixture a few years ago, when Paderborn played in their dilapidated
Hermann-Löns-Stadion. But if I went into the tale of that particular day, well that would take an extra blog to explain it all.
So it was off to the Benteler Arena, home of 3rd placed SC Paderborn 07. Opened in 2008 and with a contsruction cost of 25,000,000€, the Benteler Arena has a capacity of 15,300, more than enough for the average crowd of 9,477.
|Benteler Arena from the car park|
Having said that, Paderborn have got it right...almost!
The only gripe I have, is that there are no refreshments or toilet opportunities outside the ground.
I popped into the club shop and picked up a programme. They were free. Not a bad start. A glossy 68 page affair with 28 pages of ads. But for the grand price of zilch, I wasn't complaining.
|Home terrace (Finke fan terrace)|
|View of the North terrace|
|View from my seat|
|Call the grammar police!|