Originally, German football side SSV Jahn Regensburg played their football at the old Jahnstadion, built back in 1926.
Originally known due to sponsorship as the Continental Arena, the Jahnstadion Regensburg was built to ensure the host club had a more fitting, modern home.
The arena was built at a cost of €52.7million and needed the naming rights at first to recoup some of the cash, however when the original deal with Continental ended in 2020 a new name was needed. Following a fans vote, Jahnstadion Regensburg became its new moniker.
Jahnstadion Regensburg Important Facts & Stats
This attractive wee red-clad stadium is made up of the following facts and figures:
- Construction Started: January 2014
- Opened: July 18, 2015
- Capacity: 15,210
- Record Attendance: 15,224
- Pitch: a pure grass surface, the pitch dimensions here are the modern standard 105 metres by 68 metres
- Stands: as is often the case in Germany, the Jahnstadion Regensburg is basically made up of the Nordtribüne, Südtribüne, Osttribüne and Westtribüne, in other words, the North, South, East and West Banks with each corner of the ground also filled.
For such a young stadium, the Jahnstadion has seen its share of drama already. These four games were among the best and most entertaining.
SSV Jahn Regensburg 3-2 Chemnitzer FC
Having had a good 3. Liga campaign in 2016-17, the Jahn needed to finish in the top 3 to have a chance of promotion. Sitting in fourth place with one home game to go, a win against Chemnitzer was a must.
A first-half Benedikt Saller strike was complemented by a Kolja Pusch goal with 15 minutes left to seemingly get the job done, but the script hadn’t been followed by the travelling side.
Two goals inside a minute from Danny Breitfelder and Tom Baumgart with five remaining left the Jahn’s promotion hopes in tatters. With seconds left on the clock however and with the pressure building from the 12,000-strong crowd Marc Lais came up with a dramatic winner. The team was eventually promoted.
SSV Jahn Regensburg 2-1 FC Ingolstadt 04
There’s nothing better than a local derby on the first day of the season. In August 2018, the Jahn played out the Danube River Derby with Ingolstadt and bettered their record against their rivals courtesy of a determined 2-1 win.
13,000 were in attendance for this second-tier fixture, Regensburg eventually finishing an impressive 8th come to the end of the 2. Bundesliga season.
Things didn’t start well in the derby, Ingolstadt taking an early lead to the delight of their following when Konstantin Kerschbaumer netted with less than 5 minutes on the clock.
Better was to come though, Benedikt Saller equalising on the stroke of half-time to leave the game in the balance. An own-goal with 18 minutes to go finally did for Ingolstadt as the Jahn began the season in style.
SSV Jahn Regensburg 2-1 Hamburger SV
Having already beaten giants Hamburg 5-0 away from home in the 2018-19 season, the Jahn completely sold out the Jahnstadion for the return game and the place was bouncing.
Hamburg was looking for some revenge and scored early through Scotsman David Bates, and despite some huffing and puffing it seemed that the home side was not destined to get back in the game.
The whole thing turned on its head however with little more than 15 minutes to go, first Sargis Adamyan finding the net before just 7 minutes later Marco Grüttner fired home to make sure of all three points on a noisy afternoon.
SSV Jahn Regensburg 2-2 Holstein Kiel
Despite having to be played behind closed doors, this game in May 2020 in the 2. Bundesliga was a modern classic for this stadium.
Two evenly-matched sides, who even finished level on points at the end of the season, fought out a brilliant drawn but the home side thought they had conceded all three points. First, Lee Jae-sung put the visitors ahead then Finn-Dominik Porath struck with only half an hour left to put Holstein Kiel seemingly in control.
A terrific fightback ensued, however, with Sebastien Stolze bringing the hosts back into it with 15 minutes remaining before a dramatic late equaliser from Andreas Albers via the penalty spot on 92 minutes ensured the game finished level.
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