Built for the 1936 Olympic Games, the Olympiastadion conjures up memories of excited fans and Jesse Owens sprinting and leaping for four gold medals. Today, the Olympiastadion is home to Berlin's premier soccer club, Hertha BSC, and hosts major sporting events like the ISTAF Athletics Meeting. International performers like Michael Jackson, Beyonce, The Rolling Stones and U2 have taken the crowds by storm with their dazzling concerts here. Designed to impress the world, this monumental multi-purpose arena has done just that since its reopening in 2004. Visitors can wander around the stadium on event-free days, or choose to go on a guided tour of the massive arena. The visitor's center is perfect to learn more about the fascinating history of this monumental structure.
Opened on August 7, 1920 Stadion An der Alter Försterei, also called the Stadium at the Old Forest House, is the home to the 1. FC Union Berlin soccer club. The first game in the stadium was played during the opening ceremony before 7,000 spectators, but the renovated soccer stadium can now hold up to 21,723 people. Visitors can contact the stadium to arrange a tour of this historic facility.