Football: New Boys RB Leipzig Want Bigger Stadium

Football: New boys RB Leipzig want bigger stadium

BERLIN,(Pakistan Point News - APP - 07th Nov, 2016 ) : RB Leipzig are neck-and-neck with Bayern Munich at the top of the Bundesliga table, but the new boys are already thinking big with plans for a new stadium. Leipzig earned their place in Germany's top flight with four promotions in seven years and are on a Bundesliga record run for a newly-promoted club by going ten games unbeaten to draw level on 24 points with Bayern. But according to daily newspaper Bild on Monday, RB Leipzig, who are sponsored by Austrian energy drink giants Red Bull, have had plans rejected for a new 70,000-capacity stadium outside the city centre in the exhibition district.

RB Leipzig currently play at the Red Bull Arena -- an impressive stadium, renovated for the 2006 World Cup -- which is a short walk from the city's railway station. However, it's capacity for 45,000 fans is already deemed too small by club bosses who want more hospitality boxes and seating. City officials were delighted that Leipzig's Zentralstadion, now renamed the Red Bull Arena, is finally being regularly full for German league games and four of the five Bundesliga games so far have been sold out. But Leipzig's mayor Burkhard Jung has said the club can not build elsewhere in the city and can only use the area of land they currently occupy for a new stadium. "The Red Bull Arena can be reached by foot from the railway station and is well connected by the tram system," said Jung. "Above all, it anchors the football and the club in the city and in the city's society."