Football league team spvgg greuther furth will remain loyal to its traditional home at the ronhof for decades to come. A corresponding lease agreement for the use of the stadium until 2040 was signed on thursday. With this, the plans for a new stadium in the further south are also off the table. "Every real further will be happy if the spvgg stays in the ronhof", club president helmut hack said two days before the frankenderby against neighbor 1. FC nurnberg.
The trolli arena on the tranquil laubenweg is now to be gradually modernized from next summer onwards and enlarged from the current 18,000 to 20,000 spectator seats. The ronhof, built in 1910, is the most traditional venue in the fubball bundesliga. The main tribune dates back to about 1951.
"This is the most important signature in my ten years in office", said furth's mayor thomas jung. After a long back and forth with the landowner conny brandstatter, the spvgg was able to reach an agreement with the city on the long-term lease agreement. This also means that the planned alternative in the south of the city is no longer an issue for the three-time german champion. Completion of the new stadium was scheduled for the end of 2014.
Less of a financial burden
"We feel very comfortable with this decision and we also have to see that this will now burden us financially less than a complete new construction", president hack emphasized. According to the club, the owner was also satisfied: "I'm a fan of spvgg greuther furth and I'd rather go to the ronhof than to any other stadium", brandstatter said.
New main stand
"Without hectic" the "cloverleaf" will now plans for the modernization of the ronhof are moving forward, hack emphasized. A new main stand is to be built in stages, and further infrastructural measures are to be taken. This will also continue to support thomas sommer. The exclusive partner of the spvgg, who wanted to finance the construction of the new stadium, becomes the "cloverleaf" also to be given a helping hand with the forthcoming investments.