German 2. Bundesliga football club Dynamo Dresden has revealed that fans have voted to rename the team’s home ground as the Rudolf-Harbig-Stadion.
Supporters were given the choice between Rudolf-Harbig-Stadion and Dynamo-Stadion. The club said 29,512 votes were cast on the renaming from August 23-31.
The venue was previously known as Rudolf-Harbig-Stadion from 1951 to 1971, when it then changed to Dynamo-Stadion through to 1990.
Michael Born, commercial director at Dynamo, said: “It was the expected tight race between two names that are firmly anchored in the club’s history.”
The club had been due to announce the name prior to the match with Hamburger SV on September 1, but the game was postponed due to lack of police resources.
The new name was officially unveiled prior to the re-arranged fixture earlier this week. Work to install new signage around the venue will now take place over the next three weeks.
The renaming was made possible by Konsum Dresden and Drewag – Stadtwerke Dresden, which jointly hold the naming rights to the venue until June 30, 2021.
Born added: “On behalf of the SGD, our fans and the nearly 30,000 people who participated in the vote, I would like to thank our new namesake Konsum and Drewag for their commitment and great idea behind it.”