Berlin Olympic Stadium Increases Capacity To 74,649 By Adding 405 Seats
The Berlin Olympic Stadium "has increased its capacity," according to the BERLINER MORGENPOST. The stadium operating company said that the installation of row 40 below the suite level "has created 405 additional seats." The stadium's capacity "was permanently increased to 74,649." Berlin Olympic Stadium Managing Dir Joachim E. Thomas said, "The Berlin Olympic Stadium is the biggest stadium in Germany. We are very happy that now even more fans can visit the various events in our stadium." In addition to the 405 permanent seats, the stadium "will add a temporary stand for the remaining home games of Bundesliga club Hertha Berlin starting on Tuesday through to the DFB-Pokal (German Cup) final on May 17." The temporary stand "adds another 1,548 seats and increases the total capacity to 76,197" (BERLINER MORGENPOST, 3/24).