They managed to hang on through some tight times and find sponsorship, but only after winning their division in both and and each time being denied a license to play in the 2.
Bundesliga due to their financial problems. The club had another close brush with financial failure in Union again came close to advancing to 2.
Bundesliga in —99 and —, but were disappointed. In —09, Union became one of the founding clubs of the new 3. Liga , and its inaugural champion, securing first place and promotion to the 2.
Bundesliga on 10 May. FC Union Berlin had to find a new home ground as its former pitch had been built over by developers with residential buildings.
The ground was first expanded in when the Gegengerade terrace was raised, whilst further extensions to the terracing at both ends in the late s and early s increased the capacity furthermore to 22, Money was still tight, and so the fans simply built the ground themselves.
More than 2, Union supporters invested , working hours to create what is now regarded as the largest football-only stadium in Berlin.
The official opening on 12 July , was celebrated with a friendly against Scottish Champions Celtic. It holds 22, people with 3, seats.
The rest is terracing. In , the club came up with the idea of inviting fans to take their own sofas to the ground for the whole of the World Cup.
FC Union Berlin is led mostly by former fans. Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.
At the end of the —15 season the club withdrew the team from competition. Their nicknames evolved from the earlier sobriquet Schlosserjungs metalworker boys , which was in reference to the blue kit the Union played in, as it was reminiscent of the overalls worn by local workers.
The club played some identificatory role in the unofficial opposition against the authorities of the communist system. One element of the campaign was that fans donated blood to Berlin hospitals and then gave the money they received from the blood bank to their club.
After Union Berlin became increasingly attractive for new Berliners, even internationals, who were drawn to the atmosphere at the club. Bundesliga Matchday 3 Sun, August 20, Simon Hedlund Steven Skrzybski.
Cedric Teuchert Sebastian Kerk. Sebastian Polter Christopher Trimmel. Hanno Behrens Edgar Salli. Union Berlin Away Team.
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