Raiffeisen Arena - Pasching, Upper Austria
Opened: 1990 (Renovated: 2017)
Address: Poststraße 38; 4061 Pasching, Austria
The Raiffeisen Arena, also known as the Waldstadion (English: Forest Stadium) is the tight, compact and atmospheric temporary home of LASK. LASK is the acronym name of the Linzer Athletik-Sport-Klub who, rather ironically, don't actually play in Linz at the moment - with the Raiffeisen Arena down the road in Pasching.
The Schwarz und Weiß have played in Pasching since the 2016/17 season, a season which saw them promoted to the Austrian Bundesliga after a turmoil-ridden few years which saw the club refused a license for the top division and restarting in the Regionalliga Central (third division).
Nowadays, after their meteoric rise LASK are firmly entrenched as Red Bull Salzburg's main title challengers so the 6,009 capacity stadium isn't really up-to-standard for a club that are battling on all fronts. For this season the club's European games and selected domestic matches are taking place at the much larger Linzer Stadion in central Linz.
This doesn't takeaway the undeniable charm of the Waldstadion. An unorthodox arena that is a mix of random stands, with a VIP section purchased from SV Grödig, in the middle of a suburban housing estate, situated next to one of Austria's biggest shopping malls, that clearly isn't made for a club with championship ambition. It is unique and we should embrace its peculiarities whilst we can, because LASK will be moving shortly.
How to get there?
Via public transport your options are limited to the No.3 tram line, stopping at either Traunerkreuzung or Wagram, then it's a short five minute walk.
LASK might be one of the only Bundesliga clubs where tickets can be hard to come by. With only a 6,009 capacity, you might find that you won't be able to purchase tickets on match day. We'd recommend to purchase your Print@Home tickets from their official website: https://tickets.lask.at/