July 8, 1954, via a merger of SSV Wuppertal and TSG
Hubertusallee 4, 42117 Wuppertal
Phone: (0202) 74 12 85
Red/Blue vertical stripes, blue pants. Road uniform
varies, sometimes yellow shirt. In 2000, they also occasionally
played in white.
Zoo-Stadion, Capacity: some 28,000. |
It is basically a decripit facility, that has the goofy bicycle track around the field. Wooden benches, could give you a case of Bankholzsplinterimarschverletzung. There have been some additions, such as an electronic scoreboard.
For the Regionalliga 03/04: Quite reasonable. Anywhere from 5 euros to 15
euros. Walkup to ticket booth on game
day. No need to scramble, as usually only about 2,000 loyal fans show up.
Big games up to 9,000 fans "jam" the Zoo. In the good old days, it would
overflow capacity, maybe 35,000. Now Wuppertal is disgracefully one of
Germany's largest cities without full professional soccer.
There is a dedicated core of supporters, but the city is not really
supporting the club. Amongs the biggest fan clubs are the Schwebende
Jonges, WSV-Szene-Westerwald, Die Wuppys, Ultras-Wuppertal.
|| Friends ||
Many WSV fans are also supporters of Schalke, which is not much of a
conflict of interest these days, as they will obviously never play each
other the way WSV is going. There is also a relationship with Hertha BSC
Berlin that goes back to the 2.Liga days. St.Pauli and VFB Leipzig have
also been mentioned in a positive light. As far as rivals are concerned,
Alemannia Aachen has generally drawn big interest and some good matches.
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RW Essen, RW Oberhausen are pretty much despised. Bochum and
Düsseldorf, although there hasn't been much rivalry with them for a
Wicküler Pils. It was defunct for a while, but now back,
albeit brewed in Köln, but headquarters in Wuppertal. Somehow that
is very fitting. Dortmunder brews, especially Kronen and
Union also popular. I know a
few that like Küppers Kölsch, but they were
ex-Kölners. Schwelm-Pils has also been mentioned.
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The stadium has the Gastätte am Zoo, which overlooks the
stadium. The Bratwürste are supposedly good. New management
has been brought in.
President: Friedhelm Runge 2nd chair: GM: Thomas Richter Treasurer: Peter Frasczak Press spokesman: Ralf Pfeffer Marketing: Christian Schindler Internet: Michael Hagemann
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