FK Austria Wien
Generali Arena - Favoriten, Vienna
Opened: 1925 (Renovated: 2018)
Address: Horrplatz 1, 1100 Vienna
FK Austria Wien are one of the great names in Austrian football, and the newly-revamped Generali Arena (formerly known as the Franz-Horr Stadion) is now one of the finest homes in Austrian football too.
The club's official foundation date is 15th March 1911, but Die Veilchen (The Violets) is derived from the Vienna Cricket Club which played football before this date. As you can guess by the name, Austria has strong English links from its early days and were originally nicknamed "The Vienna Cricketers". Since those gentile days, the club has won 24 league titles and a record 27 Austrian Cups, as well as reaching the 1978 European Cup Winners' Cup final and the semi-finals of the European Cup a year later.
However, the history of Austria Vienna's stadium woes is a long and winding road. With 10+ different homes around the capital in their history - even playing outside of Vienna in Maria Enzersdorf and Wiener Neudorf. The Generali-Arena was originally constructed in 1925 for the Czech immigrants' club SK Slovan Vienna and it wasn't until 1973 that Austria Vienna first played in the city's 10th district, although the stadium had to be closed due to severe construction issues. Finally, in 1982, the Horr-Stadion became the de-facto home of the club.
A 2016-2018 renovation was much needed and has created a modern, sleek and impressive home in Favoriten, which coincidentally was in-line with the newly-constructed extension of the U1 U-Bahn, thus making a trip to Austria Vienna incredibly simple (previously you'd have to get on extremely cramped trams from Reumannplatz).
The stadium will host the 2020 UEFA Womens Champions League final, proving its position as one of Austria's best grounds.
How to get there?
Quite simple, hop off at the "Altes Landgut" metro stop on the U1 (red) line and you'll see the imposing floodlights on your left as you exit!
Like most Austrian Bundesliga clubs, you should be able to buy tickets on match day from the Ticket Office located at the stadium. If you plan to visit beforehand, you can buy tickets in the fan shop too. Of course, the simplest way is to buy Print@Home tickets from the following link: https://tickets.fk-austria.at/shop/2