MDCC-Arena is a located in Magdeburg, Germany and was completed and opened to the public in end of 2006, replacing the old Ernst-Grube-Stadion. It is the home ground of 1. FC Magdeburg. The stadium is a fully covered football-only stadium. The first stadium at this location had been inaugurated in 1912 as the home of SV Victoria 96 Magdeburg. In 1937 it was bought by the Allianz insurance company after Victoria had gone bankrupt. During World War II the stadium was completely destroyed by bombing. After the war the city of Magdeburg decided to build a new stadium east of the Elbe river, at the site of the Victoria stadium. The stadium was equipped with an athletics track and was opened in front of a crowd of 40,000 on 18 September 1955. Over the years, it was upgraded several times, parts of the stands were put under a roof, and floodlights were installed. However, after the reunification of Germany the stadium fell into disrepair and in 2004 the city council decided to build a new one at the same site. The Ernst-Grube-Stadion was demolished between March and June 2005, and construction of the new stadium began on 4 July 2005.
Location: Heinz-Krügel-Platz 1, Magdeburg, Germany
Public Transport: The MDCC Arena can be reached from the main train station by taking tram line 6 to the “Jerichower Platz” stop and then walking along Jerichower Straße (B1). Turning onto Georg-Heidler-Strasse, follow it to Friedrich-Ebert-Strasse and walk along it until you reach the MDCC Arena.
From the main station you can reach the MDCC Arena with tram line 4 and get off at the “Arenen” stop. From there, stadium visitors can walk around the GETEC Arena and quickly reach the MDCC Arena