Grounds for optimism in Vienna

The Ernst Happel Stadium, once known as the mighty Prater, is doing brisk business these days. New grounds are en vogue in Austria at the moment, and in Vienna, the latest club to announce a makeover is Austria Vienna. This comes just over six months after their fierce rivals, Rapid, moved out of the Gerhard Hanappi stadium while it was being demolished to make way for a new ground – the Allianz Stadion. Austria Vienna had a disappointing season in 2014-15, finishing seventh in the Bundesliga, 30 points behind champions Salzburg. Two years ago, they were champions and playing in … Continue reading Grounds for optimism in Vienna