Sneaking In: Union Solingen
The Stadium on the Hermann Löns Way in Solingen was built in 1929 and served as the home of SG Union Solingen, including a period between 1975 and 1989 when they played in the 2. Bundesliga. In 1990 the club went bankrupt and reformed as 1. FC Union Solingen, who also went bust in 2012.
In 2006 the capacity of the stadium was decreased to 6,000, in 2009 the floodlights were taken out of service and the stadium was closed in 2010.
Two teams then formed in Solingen one of which, OFC Solingen now play on the artificial pitch next to the main stadium. The whole site was recently sold to property developers and in late 2016 work should begin to demolish whole site.