Dynamo Dresden fans offered chance to rename stadium

Fans of German 2. Bundesliga football club Dynamo Dresden will be able to determine the future identity of its home after the stadium’s naming rights holders opened up a contest to choose a new moniker for the venue.

The stadium, which was redeveloped to its current 32,000-seat guise in 2009, is currently known as DDV-Stadion, but fans will now be able to choose to revert its identity to two names it has used in the past.

Fans can vote on a choice of Dynamo-Stadion or Rudolf-Harbig-Stadion at the www.unser-stadionname.de. Voting runs through to midday local time on August 31, with the new name to be revealed before the home match against Hamburger SV on September 1.

The initiative has been made possible by Konsum Dresden and Drewag – Stadtwerke Dresden, which jointly hold the naming rights to the stadium through to June 30, 2021.

Rudolf-Harbig-Stadion was the name of the venue from 1951 to 1971, when it then changed to Dynamo-Stadion through to 1990.

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