Stadion an der Hafenstraße, known as Stadion Essen until 2022, is located in the borough of Bergeborbeck, Essen, Germany. It is the home of Rot-Weiss Essen and replaced the Georg Melches-Stadion. It opened in 2012 and in November 2021, Rot-Weiss Essen purchased the rights to the stadium name. The stadium was renamed Stadion an der Hafenstraße in January 2022; the Georg-Melches-Stadion it replaced carried the same name from 1939 to 1964.
Location: Hafenstraße 97A, Essen, Germany
Public Transport: Take S-Bahn Line S2 Dortmund – Castrop-Rauxel – Herne -Duisburg and back. Stop at Essen-Bergerborbeck
Georg-Melches-Stadion was the formerhome ground of Rot-Weiss Essen. It was built in 1923, renovated to the former state in 1939, 1948 and 1954 and had a capacity of 30,000. Due to safety reasons this was reduced to 15,000 from 1994 onwards. The stadium was demolished by August 2012.