THANKS to one Matthias Loffler, a Lokomotive Leipzig fan and co-author of a book telling the story of the club’s 50 years of existence, Game of the People was treated to a tour of an iconic stadium, which includes one of the oldest original wooden grandstands in Europe, if not the world.

Entrance to an East German classic...

Entrance to an East German classic…

 

The club is affectionately known as "Lok" - pronounced "Lock"

The club is affectionately known as “Lok” – pronounced “Lock”

 

Tributes to the men who made the club

Tributes to the men who made the club.

 

Scoreboard and on the right, the Stasi hut where the fans were watched closely. The Lives of Others!

Scoreboard and on the right, the Stasi hut where the fans were watched closely. The Lives of Others!

 

Built in 1922...

Built in 1922…

 

The long players' tunnel

The long players’ tunnel.

Game of the People will tell the story of a trip to Leipzig later this week.

In the meantime thanks to Matthias, Matt Ford and their friends for making the assignment more interesting!

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