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|Location||Hennes-Weisweiler-Allee 1, Mönchengladbach, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany|
|Operator||Borussia VfL 1900 Mönchengladbach GmbH|
|Capacity||54,057 (League Matches) |
46,249 (International Matches)
|Field size||105 × 68 m|
|Opened||30 July 2004|
|Construction cost||€ 85 million|
| Borussia Mönchengladbach (2004–present)|
Germany national football team (selected matches)
Borussia-Park (German pronunciation: [boˈʁʊsi̯aːˌpaʁk] ; stylised as BORUSSIA-PARK) is a football stadium in Mönchengladbach, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany which serves as the home stadium of Bundesliga club Borussia Mönchengladbach. It replaced the smaller Bökelbergstadion, which no longer satisfied modern safety standards and international requirements, in July 2004.
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